Migrants stuck on an Italian coast guard vessel for the last five days were finally allowed to disembark in the Italian port town of Augusta on Wednesday, after Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini reached a deal to share responsibility for the migrants between five other EU nations.

Germany, France, Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal will reportedly take care of the migrants along with the Catholic Church.

The ship, identified as Italian coast guard vessel 'Bruno Gregoretti', had been docked at the port on Sicily's east coast for five days with 116 migrants forced to share a single toilet on board.

Vulnerable minors, as well as a pregnant woman and her family, had been allowed off the ship earlier on humanitarian grounds.

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