Sea-Watch 3 leaves Malta

The Sea-Watch 3 was cleared to leave Malta after 3 month of unlawful detention to undergo repairs and refits in a Spanish shipyard and left Valetta port this morning, 7 am local time. Meanwhile the deathrate on the central mediterranean is at record high. The Dutch-flagged, 50-meter rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3 had been blocked from…

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…