Arrest in Brindisi
The "Ionian Spirit" is actually arrested in Brindisi because of unpaid port charges.
A ship with nearly 1,200 Asian and African migrants, many needing medical attention after weeks with little food or water, left the besieged Libyan city of Misrata Friday for rebel-held Benghazi, an international aid agency said to Reuters. The chartered Greek vessel, Ionian Spirit, unloaded 400 tonnes of aid supplies in Misrata overnight despite shelling Thursday, the International Organization for Migration said. "It left in the early hours of this morning with nearly 1,200 people on board," IOM spokesperson Jemini Pandya told Reuters. Read more http://www.canada.com/business/Migrant+ship+leaves+besieged+Misrata/4626954/story.htmlUpload News