"ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS ON THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA — Carrying boxes of fruit, Richard Gere visited rescued migrants Friday on a humanitarian ship that [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for over a week, landing smack in the middle of a debate over immigration that European nations have not been able to resolve.
The American film star took food and supplies by boat to 121 people aboard the Open Arms, a rescue ship floating in international waters near the Italian island of Lampedusa [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] in Italy and Malta. Those nations want fellow European Union countries to take in more of the migrants who come across the sea."
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