Migrant rescue ship ports in Spain

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The Aquarius charity-run rescue ship arrived in the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, a week after Italy refused to let it dock with 629 migrants on board.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez offered to take the ship in, meaning it had to travel an extra 700 nautical miles after plucking migrants from unstable boats off the Libyan coast.



There are now 106 migrants on the vessel, after two ships from Italy’s coast guard and navy shared out passengers to make the journey safer.