Aid ship with 311 migrants ignored by Italy, heads to Spain

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants sit in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Centra...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants sit in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Centra...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, a baby is loaded into the rescue vessel of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Centr...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, an aid worker from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms holds a baby at the rescue vessel, after being rescued in...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants stay at the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued in the Centr...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants stay at the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued in the Centr...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants stay at the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued in the Centr...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants stay at the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued in the Centr...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants stay at the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued in the Centr...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants react in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Cent...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, a boy is helped by an aid worker from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Central Me...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, a woman faints after being rescued by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, in the Central Mediterrane...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants sit in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Centra...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, a man is helped by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Central Mediterran...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants sit in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Centra...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, a baby cries on the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued in the Centra...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 photo, a man is helped by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Central Mediterrane...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants sit in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Centra...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants sit in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Centra...
In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, a woman is rescued by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms in the Central Mediterranean Sea at 45 mile...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants sit in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Centra...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants sit in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Centra...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, a baby is loaded into the rescue vessel of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Centr...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, an aid worker from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms holds a baby at the rescue vessel, after being rescued in...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants stay at the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued in the Centr...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants stay at the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued in the Centr...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants stay at the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued in the Centr...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants stay at the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued in the Centr...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants stay at the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued in the Centr...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants react in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Cent...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, a boy is helped by an aid worker from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Central Me...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, a woman faints after being rescued by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, in the Central Mediterrane...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants sit in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Centra...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, a man is helped by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Central Mediterran...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants sit in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Centra...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, a baby cries on the deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued in the Centra...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 photo, a man is helped by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Central Mediterrane...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants sit in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Centra...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, migrants sit in a rubber dinghy after Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, spotted and rescued them in the Centra...

In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, photo, a woman is rescued by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms in the Central Mediterranean Sea at 45 mile...

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Foreign Ministry says it has given permission to an aid boat carrying 311 rescued migrants to set course for Spain after Italy and other Mediterranean countries did not answer its request to dock.

The boat belonging to the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms saved 313 migrants Friday in waters near Libya. A baby and its mother were then evacuated from the boat.

Spain's Foreign Ministry says Malta denied the aid boat permission to dock and the boat's calls to Italy, France, Tunisia and Libya have gone unanswered.

The aid group says it now has permission to enter the Spanish port of Algeciras. On its Twitter account, Proactiva said "it will be many and difficult days sailing, but we have a safe port."