Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Lifesaving Incidents

23 Migrants Rescued In Mediterranean Sea

(Reuters)–Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms located a wooden boat on Tuesday (August 31) in the Mediterranean Sea carrying 23 migrants, including 4 children, from Tunisia.  The boat was 21 miles...

August 31, 2021
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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...

July 31, 2021
Total Views: 1652

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...

March 20, 2021
Total Views: 1858

Friday, September 11, 2020
Maritime News

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...

September 11, 2020
Total Views: 67

Monday, September 7, 2020
Maritime News

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...

September 7, 2020
Total Views: 24

Sunday, September 6, 2020
Maritime News

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...

September 6, 2020
Total Views: 79

Monday, August 31, 2020
Maritime News

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...

August 31, 2020
Total Views: 50

Sunday, August 23, 2020
Migrants UK Border Force

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...

August 23, 2020
Total Views: 44

Saturday, September 14, 2019
M/V Ocean Viking via sos mediterranee

Rome Lets Migrant Rescue Ship Into Italian Port

by Crispian Balmer (Reuters) – Italy’s new government allowed a French charity ship to bring ashore 82 migrants on Saturday in an apparent reversal of the uncompromising, closed-door policy of...

September 14, 2019
Total Views: 3

Thursday, August 22, 2019
luventa migrant rescue ship
Maritime News

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,...

August 22, 2019
Total Views: 16

Friday, August 2, 2019
NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat

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...

August 2, 2019
Total Views: 29

Monday, July 1, 2019
Sea-Watch 3 rescue ship is pictured as it remains blocked one mile outside the port of Lampedusa
Maritime News

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...

July 1, 2019
Total Views: 10

Friday, June 28, 2019
Sea-Watch 3 rescue ship is pictured as it remains blocked one mile outside the port of Lampedusa
Maritime News

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...

June 28, 2019
Total Views: 19

Thursday, March 28, 2019
migrants hijack tanker
Maritime News

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...

March 28, 2019
Total Views: 15

migrants hijack merchant ship
Maritime News

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...

March 28, 2019
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Elhiblu 1 hijacked migrants
Maritime News

Migrants Hijack Merchant Ship Off Libya

ROME, March 27 (Reuters) – Migrants have hijacked a merchant ship which rescued them off the coast of Libya and it is now heading towards Malta, Italian Deputy Prime Minister...

March 27, 2019
Total Views: 21

Sunday, January 6, 2019
Maritime News

Pope Appeals for Safe Ports for Migrant NGO Ships

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged European leaders on Sunday to stop bickering over the fate of 49 migrants stuck aboard two humanitarian rescue ships...

January 6, 2019
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Maritime News

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...

November 21, 2018
Total Views: 17

Monday, October 1, 2018
Maritime News

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...

October 1, 2018
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Maritime News

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...

September 25, 2018
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