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green_flash t1_jdv29gv wrote

Don't spread misinformation. It's the Italian SAR that is responsible for assigning them a port for disembarkation. It is by international maritime law decidedly not the responsibility of the rescuer to find a willing port. There is also nothing that says it has to be the closest port. Only that it has to be a safe port. The Italian SAR never assigns Tunisian ports. I don't know whether it is because of the hassle involved or because they don't consider them safe.


GroundbreakingRice36 t1_je5qvhx wrote

Tunisian ports are safe but it's harder to convince tunisian gouvernement to be a port of entry for rescued migrants stranded at sea unless it's from their own tunisian coast guards.