Ship ends work in Mediter­ranean

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Search and res­cue ship

Aquar­ius, which has saved tens of thou­sands of mi­grants in the Mediter­ranean, has ended its op­er­a­tions, the char­ity that runs the ship, Médecins san Fron­tières, has said.

MSF and its partner SOS Méditer­ranée said they were forced to ter­mi­nate its op­er­a­tions due to a “smear cam­paign” by Euro­pean gov­ern­ments.

The ship has been blocked at the French port of Mar­seilles since it lost its Pana­ma­nian reg­is­tra­tion at the end of Septem­ber. – Thomson Reuters Foun­da­tion

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