Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Saturday, July 31, 2021
German NGO Ship Rescues 100 Migrants In The Mediterranean Sea
By Darrin Zammit Lupi (Reuters) German NGO Sea-Watch said on Friday it had rescued nearly 100 migrants in the Mediterranean overnight, many of whom were injured, some with severe “fuel...
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Italian Prosecutor Seeks Trial For Minister Who Denied Migrant Rescue Vessels Port Entry
by Angelo Amante (Reuters) – An Italian prosecutor formally called on Saturday for right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini to be tried for kidnapping over his decision to prevent more than...
Friday, September 11, 2020
Migrants Disembarked from Maersk Etienne in Mediterranean
Maersk Tankers has announced the safe disembarkation of 27 migrants from the Maersk Etienne tanker in the Mediterranean. The disembarkation comes 38 days after the Captain and crew of the...
Monday, September 7, 2020
Shipping Interests Call for Immediate Disembarkation of Migrants from Stranded Maersk Tanker
The International Chamber of Shipping is calling on the International Maritime Organization to urgently intervene in the case of Maersk Etienne, which is currently stranded at sea after coming to...
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Maersk Tanker Captain Calls for Help for Migrants Stuck at Sea
COPENHAGEN, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The captain of a tanker that rescued 27 migrants at sea, including a pregnant woman, is calling for immediate help as conditions worsen on board...
Monday, August 31, 2020
Artist Banksy’s New Migrant Rescue Boat Quickly Becomes Overloaded in Mediterranean
By Gavin Jones ROME, Aug 29 (Reuters) – The Italian coastguard sent help on Saturday to a rescue boat funded by British street artist Banksy after the vessel issued urgent...
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Fate Of English Channel Migrants Entwined In Brexit Talks
by Gabriela Baczynska (Reuters) – The European Union has so far rebuffed British calls for talks on a deal to allow London to send unwanted migrants back to Europe from...
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Captain of Migrant Rescue Vessel Refuses Paris’ Highest Civilian Award
By Forrest Crellin PARIS, Aug 21 (Reuters) – The German captain of rescue ships that saved hundreds of migrants’ lives in the Mediterranean has turned down Paris’s highest civilian award,...
Friday, August 2, 2019
Spanish NGO Seeks Safe Port For 124 People Rescued in Mediterranean
by Sam Edwards (Reuters) A Spanish charity rescue boat sought safe port on Friday after Italy rejected its request to disembark 124 people saved from two migrant rafts in the...
Monday, July 1, 2019
German Migrant Rescue Ship Captain Faces Italian Court
By Antonio Denti and Wladimiro Pantaleone AGRIGENTO, Italy, July 1 (Reuters) – The German captain of a charity rescue ship appeared before a court in Sicily on Monday after she...
Friday, June 28, 2019
German Captain Becomes Anti-Populist Heroine in Italy Migrant Standoff
By Angelo Amante ROME, June 28 (Reuters) – The young German captain of a migrant-rescue ship stranded off Italy dismissed threats of arrest and personal criticism from the country’s far right...
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Hijacking of Oil Tanker Is a Turning Point in the Migrant Crisis
By Caroline Alexander (Bloomberg) — Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini called them “pirates.” But the women and children who disembarked from a cargo ship hijacked by migrants in European waters were...
Maltese Soldiers Seize Back Tanker Hijacked by Migrants
By Chris Scicluna and Darrin Zammit Lupi VALLETTA, March 28 (Reuters) – A small tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta’s port of Valletta on Thursday...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Italy Accuses NGO Migrant Ship of Dumping Toxic Waste
By Davide Barbuscia ROME, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Italian magistrates on Tuesday accused the Doctors without Borders (MSF) charity of illegally dumping toxic waste at ports in southern Italy in what...
Monday, October 1, 2018
Italy’s Closure to Rescue Ships Drives Up Sea Deaths -Think Tank
By Steve Scherer ROME, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Italy’s closing of its ports to rescued migrants is driving up deaths at sea, an Italian think tank said on Monday, using...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Portugal, Spain, France, Germany Agree to Take in Aquarius Ship Migrants
By Michel Rose PARIS/LISBON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – France, Portugal, Spain and Germany struck a deal on Tuesday to take in migrants from the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius sailing off...
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