Vessel carrying more than 900 migrants docks in Sicily

Navya Beri
Last Updated: Jun 13 2018 19:30

A vessel carrying more than 900 migrants has anchored on the Italian island of Sicily.

The Italian coastguard vessel, the Diciotti, picked up the migrants off the coast of Libya.

On Sunday, Italy had refused to allow the Franco-German ship Aquarius, packed with migrants, to dock, igniting an international row.

The Diciotti was allowed to land as it is an Italian vessel carrying out a government mission.

On Wednesday morning, it sailed into Catania carrying 937 migrants and the bodies of two people who had died making the voyage.