The Ocean Viking arrived in the Sicilian port of Messina with Italy's permission on Tuesday morning. On land, police and the Red Cross waited for the migrants - who were picked up from three different boats on Sept. 17-18 - to step out.
Five European Union nations - France, Germany, Italy, Malta and Finland - agreed on Monday to a temporary arrangement to share out migrants rescued while trying to cross the sea from Libya in unseaworthy boats operated by human traffickers.
Officials, however, are pushing for a wider deal involving more EU countries.
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