The humanitarian ship of the NGO Sea-Eye has been renamed "Alan Kurdi".


Cati Cladera / EFE / SIPA

The boat

Alan Kurdi

of the German NGO Sea-Eye, which rescued 125 migrants at sea on Saturday, is heading for the port of Marseille after seeing its attempts to reach the Italian coast fail, the NGO announced on Wednesday in a statement. .

"The inaction of the Italian and German authorities forced us to this measure," assured the leader of the NGO, Gorden Isler, in a statement.

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Wednesday morning, the prefecture of Bouches-du-Rhône did not seem to be aware of this arrival.

Michèle Rubirola, the mayor of Marseille, and Benoit Payan, his first deputy, announced at the end of August that they were ready to open their port to the

Louise Michel

, a rescue boat chartered by the artist Banksy.


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