Tripoli - Like a sort of Nemesis, the “Defend Europe” ship which arrived near the Libyan coast to discourage NGO ships committed to rescuing migrants, saw one of those very ships come to its rescue after an engine problem. Yesterday morning, at about 9 am, a request for assistance was transmitted from the ship’s bridge. The message was picked up by an aeroplane belonging to the European mission EU Navfor Med. According to “Sea Eye”, it was the operations centre that requested the intervention, but Italian sources insist that no instruction was given. What is certain is that once it came into contact with the Defend Europe vessel, the Sea Eye was not able to do anything: the identitarians refused any help.