Italian Ship With Migrants Turned Away from Italian Ports

The Italian government has blocked a commercial ship flying the Italian flag from docking in the country's ports because it was carrying dozens of rescued migrants. The Vos Thalassa, a supply ship for oil rigs, rescued 66 people near the Libyan coast but was refused entry to port until it handed over the migrants to the Italian Coast Guard. It marks the first time a private Italian ship has been blocked from its home ports because of the new, far-right government's migrantion policy.