Ship with 125 res­cued mi­grants docks in Sar­dinia

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A ship with 125 res­cued mi­grants aboard reached the Ital­ian is­land of Sar­dinia on Thurs­day, the aid or­ga­ni­za­tion Sea-Eye said, adding that the fate of its sur­vivors re­mains un­clear.

The Alan Kurdi docked at the port of Ar­batax on the east of the is­land, hav­ing been “in­structed by the port au­thor­i­ties to drop an­chor and wait for fur­ther in­struc­tions,” said Sea-Eye, which char­ters the boat.

How­ever, the NGO said it was un­clear whether Ar­batax would be a “safe port,” in which the res­cued sur­vivors would be able to dis­em­bark.

On Wed­nes­day night, Ital­ian au­thor­i­ties had made con­tact to dis­cuss the “fur­ther co­or­di­na­tion” and to pro­vide weather pro­tec­tion for the ship, five days since Sea-Eye asked for as­sis­tance, it said on Twit­ter.

Italy’s In­te­rior Min­istry said ear­lier in the day that it had “au­tho­rized the re­quest” to dock and

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