Migrant Ship, With Italian Support, Will Make Dayslong Journey To Spain

Migrants wait to disembark from the rescue ship Aquarius in the Sicilian harbor of Catania, Italy, on May 27. This past weekend the ship picked up more migrants, but was turned away from ports in Sicily and the nearby country of Malta. Now it will head for Spain instead.

Italy and Malta turned away the migrant rescue ship Aquarius, leaving it stranded in the Mediterranean for days. Now that Spain is accepting the ship, Italian and Maltese navies are assisting.

(Image credit: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters)