is is Aquarius. We're receiving essential provisions for our transit on the way to Valencia. So far, we have oranges and bread and other key provisions to keep the lives of the people on board safe during our rough passage.>> Day two of four in a dangerous attempt to reach Spain.
On board, the hundreds migrants that refused entry by Italy and the charity workers helping them to safety. Right now the boat is passing Sardinia which brings shelter from high winds and an opportunity to be out on deck. Calm and clear weather brings a welcome respite after a top journey overnight.
>> Our people were seasick, vomiting a lot, or they were scared because of the noise of the wind and the motion of the ship. So we decided to bring everybody inside.
The Aquarius is heavily overcrowded, making the trip to Spain particularly perilous.
> Meanwhile, an escalating diplomatic row is widening one of Europe's main political faultlines.
Italy has angrily rejected French criticism of its immigration policies. French President Macron tried to diffuse tensions on Thursday, saying he'd meant no offense when he called Italy's decision cynical and irresponsible. Italy says the denied entry was intended to force other European countries to help share the burden of arrivals.
On Thursday, the Pope entered the fray too. He called for countries to unite on migration.>> No money.>> Saying the crisis needs the assistance of the entire international community because it exceeds the capacity of individual states.