Lifeline rescue boat to dock in Malta Wednesday evening: PM

Valletta (AFP) – Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the NGO rescue ship Lifeline, which has been stranded for days in the Mediterranean carrying over 200 hundred migrants, will dock in Malta on Wednesday evening. 

“I believe the vessel will reach our shores this evening,” Muscat said Wednesday, adding that seven EU nations — Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Ireland, Belgium and France — in addition to Malta had so far agreed to take a share of the migrants on board. 

Muscat said “first the migrants will be distributed” then the vessel will be impounded pending an investigation.