Maersk Tankers sells vessel that rescued migrants this summer

Maersk Tankers has sold the tanker vessel that in August made headlines when it rescued a group of distressed migrants in the Mediterranean. The migrants ended up spending 38 days on board.

The migrants were rescued by Maersk Etienne in August. Now the ship has been sold to a new owner. Photo: Handout ./Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Tanker shipping company Maersk Tankers has sold the vessel that became the center of a political deadlock between numerous countries after the ship rescued a large group of migrants in the Mediterranean this summer.

In early August, 27 migrants were rescued onto Danish tanker vessel Maersk Etienne. They ended up being stuck here for 38 days while a game of throw ensued between Denmark, Tunisia and Malta as they could not agree who was responsible for accepting the migrants.

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