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Migrant crisis has ships going off radio and rerouting near Malta

Ships are now shutting off their radio in strategic locations to avoid being called in to help migrants in the Mediterranean, says Danish Shipping, which calls for a reform of international conventions pertaining to rescues at sea. NGO applauds Maersk Etienne for its efforts.

Since Aug. 4, 27 migrants have been stranded aboard Maersk Tankers vessel Maersk Etienne off the coast of Malta. Photo: Handout ./VIA REUTERS / X80001

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