"Under these circumstances, a continuation of our rescue work is not now possible". The group added that Libyan authorities declared their own rescue area, extending into global waters, the same day.
The workers manning the boat didn't think twice about rescuing a bunch of alt-right creeps who meant to do harm to the vulnerable people the Sea-Eye swore to protect.
The route from Libya to Italy is the most popular among irregular migrants. Many of them are fleeing war and persecution while others are seeking better economic opportunities.
Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said in a newspaper interview on Sunday that Libya's growing role in controlling its waters was curbing people trafficking and producing a welcome "readjustment" in the Mediterranean.
Libya has restricted the access of humanitarian vessels carrying out rescues in global waters, as part of a bilateral attempt with Italy to control the flow of illegal migration across a Mediterrenean channel between the two countries.
The humanitarian organization said it had asked Libyan authorities to adhere to the internationally recognized legal obligation to rescue boats in distress, and to allow this to take place in worldwide and Libyan waters.
"European states and Libyan authorities are jointly implementing a blockade on the ability of people to seek safety", Brice de le Vingne, MSF's director of operations, said.
MSF said its medical support team would still assist in rescues aboard the SOS Méditerranée-run boat Aquarius, which is now patrolling in global waters.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said it would suspend search and rescue activity of its ship, 'Prudence, ' saying on Saturday that the vessel would cease operations because of "hostility" from Libya.
Two NGO ships were badgered at sea by the C-Star last week with a radio message telling them to "leave the rescue zone" and "stop acting as an incentive for human traffickers".
The government also has pressured rescue groups to sign on to rules that would forbid them from entering Libyan waters to save migrants without specific authorization and require them to agree that armed Italian judicial authorities may board their ships. "They don't have permission to work there", Brigadier Ayoub Qassem, a spokesman for the Libyan Navy, told CNN on Tuesday.
The ship has been plagued by problems since its mission began last month.
Humanitarian groups have had ships monitoring the Mediterranean Sea outside of Libya's territorial waters to help rescue migrants from smugglers' boats in distress.
The vast majority of those reaching Europe this year have landed in Italy, according to the International Organization for Migration.