Dutch government confirms correct registration and flag of Sea-Watch 3, ship still blocked in Malta

In a report to the Maltese authorities, the Dutch government confirms the correct registration of the civilian search and rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3. Nevertheless, the Maltese government keeps the ship blocked in port for almost one month already, playing for time with flimsy arguments, while again many distress cases occurred and no suitable rescue assets…

The obstruction of rescue services leads to another boat accident – death rate at record high

Anyone who obstructs rescue services is liable to prosecution, nobody would intentionally block an ambulance – but that is exactly what is happening: rescue ships are being blocked, with deadly consequences. According to UNHCR, another boat accident occurred yesterday, 114 people are missing. It is already the third since rescue ships have been blocked in…