London, Thanasis Gavos

In a debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Under Secretary of State Andrew Mitchell noted that the British government was doing everything possible to get more humanitarian aid to Gaza, “including focusing specifically on any opportunities by sea.”her”.

As he added, Lyme Bay is loaded with supplies to Cyprus “and is ready to sail when we can ascertain that such aid can be received and delivered.’

In a parallel debate in the House of Lords, the other under-secretary for foreign affairs, Lord Benyon, said: “TRFA Lyme Bay is off Cyprus, ready to go and will require, as I said, the agreement of both sides of the conflict to make a seaborne assistance landing. I can’t say anything more than that.”

The ship loaded the humanitarian aid of about 80 tons that the British had gathered in Cyprus in the previous periodwho in this way take advantage of the Cypriot government’s initiative for a maritime humanitarian corridor for Gaza.