Italy’s interior minister said Wednesday that he won’t offer safe harbor to 64 migrants rescued off Libya by the German humanitarian group Sea-Watch.

Sea-Watch tweeted that the people brought to safety from a rubber dinghy included 10 women, five children and a newborn baby.

The group said it carried out the rescue off the coast of Zuwarah west of the capital Tripoli after Libyan authorities couldn’t be reached. Sea-Watch is asking Italy or Malta to open a port to the rescue ship, the Alan Kurdi.

A man is carried on the dock of the Sea-Watch rescue ship in the waters off Libya Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
A man is carried on the dock of the Sea-Watch rescue ship in the waters off Libya Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)

Italy’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, said this ship, like others before it, won’t be welcome in Italy.

Migrants on a rubber dinghy are approached by the Sea-Watch rescue ship in the waters off Libya, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
Migrants on a rubber dinghy are approached by the Sea-Watch rescue ship in the waters off Libya, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
The Sea-Watch rescue ship sails in the waters off Libya Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch says the ship it operates in the central Mediterranean Sea has rescued 64 migrants in waters off Libya. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
The Sea-Watch rescue ship sails in the waters off Libya Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch says the ship it operates in the central Mediterranean Sea has rescued 64 migrants in waters off Libya. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
A man prays on the dock of the Sea-Watch rescue ship Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch says the ship it operates in the central Mediterranean Sea has rescued 64 migrants in waters off Libya. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
A man prays on the dock of the Sea-Watch rescue ship Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch says the ship it operates in the central Mediterranean Sea has rescued 64 migrants in waters off Libya. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
Migrants on a rubber dinghy are approached by Sea-Watch rescue ship's staffers in the waters off Libya Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
Migrants on a rubber dinghy are approached by Sea-Watch rescue ship’s staffers in the waters off Libya Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
Migrants stand on the dock of the Sea-Watch rescue ship after being rescued in the waters off Libya Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
Migrants stand on the dock of the Sea-Watch rescue ship after being rescued in the waters off Libya Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)

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