European Commission cannot help stranded migrants aboard Maersk Tankers ship

The European Commission does not have the legal jurisdiction to enter the conflict about which country should accept the 27 migrants that are stuck aboard a Maersk Tankers ship. Denmark may have to accept the migrants, Danish political parties say, although minister rejects the notion.

People on a passing ship observe Maersk Etienne from afar. 27 migrants including a pregnant woman and a child have now been stuck aboard the ship for more than a month. | Photo: THOMAS LOHNES/AFP / AFP

The EU cannot help Maersk Tankers and the 27 migrants currently stuck aboard tanker vessel Maersk Etienne off the coast of Malta, the European Commission informs ShippingWatch.

The 27 migrants have now been aboard Maersk Etienne for more than a month, and the case is in a political deadlock as no country is willing to receive them.

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