Migrants on stranded ship try swimming to Italy2019|01:22
Migrants on a stranded rescue ship took matters into their own hands on Sunday (Aug 18) - jumping overboard and trying to swim to the Italian island of Lampedusa. That's after Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini ordered officials to block the Open Arms boat from landing, and amid what the Spanish charity calls an "extreme humanitarian emergency" on board. The ship has been waiting off the coast of Lampedusa for more than two weeks and has more than 100 people on board - picked up off the coast of Libya. Open Arms founder Oscar Camps said there were constant fights and that the tension on board was unsustainable. But Salvini has accused Open Arms of lying about the condition of the migrants. He has allowed 27 minors to leave the boat, but only at the insistence of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. On Sunday Salvini declared victory, saying in a video posted on Facebook that "those who stick it out are the ones who win". That's after Spain offered Algeciras as a port for the Open Arms vessel. But it looks unlikely that will bring the stand-off to an end; Open Arms has rejected Spain's offer saying the migrants need to be disembarked now - not after the six days it would take to reach the Spanish port.