Migrants stranded aboard the Aquarius were transferred to Italian boats and have begun their journey to Valencia on Wednesday, after both Italian and Maltese ports refused to give permission for the vessel to dock. Footage shows the moment some of the migrants were taken on board an Italian ship. The Aquarius rescued 629 people in two different operations with help from the Italian coastguard... Еще. They were due to dock in Sicily, but Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini responded by closing Italian ports and said Malta should take the boat. Spain has since offered 'safe harbour' to the migrant rescue ship.