More than 40 rescued migrants have been allowed to disembark from a charity ship in Italy after the ship's captain docked without permission.
Premier Joseph Muscat tweeted earlier that "following discussions with the EU Commission and the German government", the 65 people would be transferred from the Alan Kurdi to a Maltese military "asset which will then enter a Maltese port".
On Friday, the service rescued some 140 people.
Interior ministry figures showed 191 had arrived by sea over the last week.
Italy's migration policy is deepening rifts in Europe as NGOs clash with Italian authorities over rules that effectively close off the country's ports to their boats.
"I therefore strongly appeal for you to reconsider your position of not being prepared to open the Italian ports", Seehofer said.
Mr Salvini, after the Alex docked, said he would deny the Alan Kurdi any request to enter port. But there was no immediate movement to disembark.
Mr Salvini pointed to an offer from Malta to accept the migrants from the Italian-flagged ship.
The German-flagged vessel named after the three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi who drowned in the Mediterranean in 2015, decided on Saturday to change course for Malta after a standoff with Rome.
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Police, Red Cross volunteers and other humanitarian organizations were waiting at the dock along with other people who received the sailboat with cheers and applause.
"The Guardia di Finanza came by in person to deliver Salvini's decree: The port is closed", it said, referring to customs officers. When officers drove up to the truck, a man fell or jumped out and later died of his injuries.
A group of migrants rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta are expected to land in Malta within the hour, an army spokesperson has confirmed.
Police in southern Austria say 11 Iranian migrants hoping to travel to Germany have been found among a load of fridges inside a freight train vehicle.
They called for a "permanent mechanism at the level of the European Union that faces all the sensitive questions concerning migration", to be discussed at the EU's next Foreign Affairs Council meeting later this month.
The Alex is urge by the Mediterranea charity, which tweeted that its exhausted crew had been dwelling via a "surreal area", and prolonging the wait change into once "an needless cruelty".
Sea-Eye said the 64 men and one woman were rescued from an overloaded blue dinghy lacking sufficient drinking water, and there was no satellite phone or navigation aid on board. Thirty-nine of its rescued passengers claim to be minors, the youngest of whom is 12, and 48 fled Somalia, Sea-Eye said.
Yet excellent a week ago, a clear ship, the Sea-Uncover 3, compelled a touchdown on Lampedusa after being stranded at sea for 2 weeks.
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