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German NGO resumes migrant rescue ops off Libya

German aid group Sea-Eye said Saturday it was resuming its migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean, a month after pulling out when Libya barred foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast. "Sea-Eye has decided to resume its rescue missions in the Mediterranean which had been halted for a month," the NGO said in a statement. However, its two ships, the Sea-Eye and the Seefuchs, would now operate in a perimeter of 70 to 90 nautical miles from the Libyan coast, it said, "to take account of the constant threat from the Libyan coastguard and to not compromise the safety of the crews".
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