Authorities have reportedly surrounded and detained a ship chartered to obstruct migrant-rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea.

Authorities detain ship chartered to hamper migrant rescue in the Med

The vessel in question is the ‘C-Star’ and was chartered by an organization called Defend Europe which aims to prevent migrants reaching Europe through the Mediterranean Sea route.

Authorities have now detained the vessel in Port Suez, however, according to UK political action group HOPE not hate.

According to the organization, which quoted a Suez Canal Authority employee, C-Star was arrested by the security authorities as it’s master could not provide satisfactory documentation and papers.

Source: NavalToday