(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 6, 2018 the French NGO's ship Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between "SOS Mediterranee" and Doctors without borders (MSF), is seen some 24 nautical miles off the Libyan coast.
Hundreds of people on board the Aquarius, were stranded on June 11, 2018 in the Mediterranean between Italy and Malta in a standoff between the two nations, with both refusing to allow the vessel to dock. Some 629 people, including pregnant women and scores of children, have been saved by SOS Mediterranee on June 10 and embarked aboard the French NGO's ship, between Malta and Sicily waiting for a secure port. / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI+
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