Italy : Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says it has been forced to end migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean carried out by the vessel Aquarius.
The medical charity blamed “sustained attacks on search and rescue by European states”.
Italy’s Interior Minister”Fewer sailings, fewer landings, fewer deaths. That’s good,” he tweeted.
Aquarius has been stuck in Marseille since its registration was revoked.
It has helped save migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe from Libya and elsewhere, but has faced strong opposition, particularly from Italy.
Mr Salvini accused charities running rescue ships of collaborating with people-traffickers operating out of Libya to run a “taxi service” to Italian ports.