Rescue vessel still blocked from Italy's shores2019|00:58
It's been about two weeks, but 134 migrants, mostly Africans are still stuck aboard Spanish charity rescue ship "Open Arms" now anchored off Italy's southern Lampedusa island. In defiance of his own prime minister, Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is refusing to let them disembark, despite reports of illness on board and an agreement by six EU nations to take the migrants in. Open Arms says says that under international agreements, rescued migrants must be taken to the closest available port, but Salvini says the vessel has a "political objective" in bringing the migrants to Italy. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has slammed Salvini as disloyal and called him quote "obsessed" with closing Italy's ports to migrants. France, Germany, Romania, Portugal, Spain and Luxembourg have said they will help relocate the migrants, but still the ship remains offshore while the political fight on land continues.