Ocean Viking rescue ship carrying 114 migrants remains stranded one week later
A rescue ship that saved 114 migrants off the coast of Libya last week is still in search of a safe port to land them.
A week after picking up the migrants, the Ocean Viking rescue ship was still stuck at sea, according to the NGO SOS Méditerranée.
It appealed to authorities to give it permission to make port to disembark the rescued people to safety.
Among them were 72 men, 11 women, and 31 minors, 27 of whom were unaccompanied.
“In this cold and in confined spaces, the situation can only get worse by the hour for the survivors on board the Ocean Viking”, said Luisa Albera, Search and Rescue Coordinator onboard Ocean Viking.
“They lead to grave consequences, acute psychological distress and increasing deterioration of physical health.