Denmark, Tunisia tussle over taking in rescued Med migrants
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark says Tunisia was responsible for taking in 27 migrants who were rescued in the Mediterranean by a Danish-flagged tanker that has not been able to find a European port to accept them, but Tunisia is rejecting the claim. The dispute over who should take in the migrants is the latest development in Europe’s endless struggle to cope with the tens of thousands taking to the Mediterranean Sea each year to find a safer, better life. Despite weeks of contacts between Maltese authorities and the company, the 610-foot vessel remains stuck in international waters 17 miles off Malta with no solution in sight. The company says food and water on the ship is running low.