The U.S. Sixth Fleet, which is based in Naples, Italy, said in a brief statement to The Associated Press that the USNS Trenton on Tuesday "rendered assistance to mariners in distress that it encountered while conducting routine operations in the Mediterranean Sea".
In the other hand, the Maltese government insisted it was "acting in full conformity with its worldwide obligations".
Spain answered the call, opening the port of Valencia to the vessel, Lucia Benavides reports for NPR from Barcelona.
Muscat said Malta will offer to evacuate people who require urgent medical help, without prejudice to its stand in refusing entry to the ship. "They manifestly go against worldwide rules, and risk creating a risky situation for all those involved", Mr Muscat said on Twitter.
On June 10, Italy's new Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini declined to allow the Aquarius to dock in Italy, instead calling on Malta to accept the ship.
In an official statement, the Maltese government said: "The rescue by NGO boat Aquarius was conducted in the Libyan Search and Rescue region and coordinated by Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) Rome". The Navy statement didn't say where the survivors would be taken but that "U.S. authorities are coordinating with our worldwide partners to determine their ultimate disposition".
The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) launched an initiative in Rome on Monday to help find missing migrants in the Mediterranean, a day after Italy and Malta refused to allow a rescue boat carrying 629 migrants to dock in their ports.
The migrants had been rescued from flimsy smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean during a series of operations Saturday by Italian naval ships, cargo vessels and the Aquarius itself. The rescued people include 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 children and seven pregnant women.
Italy's new populist coalition government between the far-right League party and anti-establishment Five Star Movement has pledged to stop the flow of people entering the country through the Mediterranean.
Simona Halep sacrée chez les dames — Roland-Garros
Je suis si heureuse d'avoir gagné un tournoi du Grand Chelem. " J'ai rêvé de ce moment dès que j'ai commencé à jouer au tennis". Depuis le revers subi, l'an passé, à Rome face à l'Ukrainienne Elina Svitolina, elle avait perdu six de ses sept finales.
But Muscat, "while comprehending the situation", rebuffed him, Conte said in a Facebook post late Sunday. "Malta is not acting, France rejects them, and Europe doesn't care", Salvini wrote.
Like Malta, Italy didn't appear to be budging. "The same can not be said of France, which has often adopted much more rigid and cynical immigration policies", the Italian government says. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Facebook that Spain's offer meant Italy was "no longer alone" and now it was time to make European Union asylum rules "more fair for everybody".
Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscattweeted his thanks to Sanchez "for agreeing to accept the Aquarius after Italy violated global law and caused an impasse".
"You can't create a precedent that will enable one European country to offload onto other European countries", he continued. Although the influx has been subsiding, the country continues struggling to cope with the arrivals.
Media reports earlier said Salvini had threatened to close access to Italian ports for migrant rescue ships if Malta fails to act.
Global law says the decision on where a boat must dock depends on the country coordinating the search and rescue operation, but the law "does not say that it should be that country itself".
But the Spanish ports may be too far away for the overburdened Aquarius.
Aquarius, a ship operated by SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), had rescued migrants from inflatable boats off the coast of Libya last weekend.
But she added: "What better deterrent for a pilot as to what can happen if you drink than to see what has happened to you". Monaghan would not have had to take up the role of pilot until three-and-a-half hours into the flight, the court heard.
Both aides accused Mr Trudeau of betraying Mr Trump when he gave a news conference after the USA president had departed. Corker said there's no question Trump has damaged relations with Canada, but he hoped cooler heads would prevail.
Tu resteras dans mon coeur pour toujours, tu m'as appris à rester forte et je ferai tout pour que tu sois fier de moi. Et sache que nous nous occuperons bien de ta moitié mémé Livia. "Je t'aime mon pépé d'amour, repose en paix." .
John Cena is set to star in a new action-thriller with movie legend Jackie Chan , according to The Hollywood Reporter . A plot is uncovered to steal the oil and then he partners up with a US Marine who lives in Iraq teaching orphans.
Halep could have been forgiven if she had chose to give up on her Grand Slam dream throughout this painful process. Could Thiem provide us with a classic final? So I just am just going to keep fighting for things and that's it.
During the next month, the men's national teams will compete in 12 venues in 11 cities around Russian Federation . At the moment, between the three nations, there are 23 candidate host cities that will be whittled down to 16.
Séparés depuis deux ans, les ex-Brangelina ne parviennent toujours pas à se mettre d'accord sur les modalités de leur divorce . Dans un extrait, la cour estime que le fait de "ne pas avoir de relation avec leur père" leur serait "nocif" .
And what makes it special is that Shah Rukh Khan and Salman have reunited on the big screen once again for Aanand L Rai's Zero . With the Race 3 fever already ruling the trends chart, the teaser of Zero has made the festive season of Eid doubly exciting.
According to Buzzfeed , the judge denied Wilson "special damages" stating she had not proven that the defamation cost her work. The night before the decision, Wilson took to Twitter to reveal she wasn't bothered by the publisher's appeal.
Can't do it in person. "He did a great disservice to the whole G7", economic advisor Larry Kudlow said on CNN on Sunday. European Council President Donald Tusk, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S.
It generated 1.3 million pay-per-view buys and a $27 million gate, the third-biggest in boxing history, ESPN reports. Under the deal, Alvarez would get 57.5 percent of the revenue generated by the fight.
Lopetegui viendra libre — Real Madrid
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City to begin title defence against Emery's Arsenal
They will play promoted Fulham at Wembley in their first home game of the season on the weekend of 18-19 August. Spurs' new ground is close to completion but will not be ready for the start of the Premier League season.