valletta - The captain of the ship Lifeline, from the German aid organization Mission-Lifeline, was heard for the second time by the Maltese police on Thursday. Captain Claus-Peter Reisch was allowed to berth his boat, after days in bad weather on the Mediterranean Sea, to build in Malta on Wednesday evening. He had about 230 migrants on board. Shortly afterwards, Reisch was already questioned by the police.
The research focuses on why the Lifeline crew did not transfer the migrants picked up by Libya to the Libyan Coast Guard, as demanded by the authorities. In addition, the question arose why the Lifeline is a Dutch flag, while the boat officially does not sail under that flag. According to the Dutch authorities, the ship is not registered in the designated land register.