Wednesday, September 1, 2021
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Oil Spill

Syrian Oil Spill From Baniyas Power Plant Spreads Into Mediterranean

(Reuters)–A massive fuel oil leak occurred last week from a power plant in Baniyas, located on Syria’s Mediterranean coast, according to naval tracking firm Tanker Trackers. Turkey is taking all measures to...

September 1, 2021
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Friday, September 4, 2020

What Are The Most Dangerous Waters in the World Today?

By Admiral James Stavridis (Bloomberg) As a Greek-American who lived in Athens for three years, and as a U.S. Navy mariner, I got to know the eastern Mediterranean well. It has...

September 4, 2020
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Maritime News

Germany Says Turkey and Greece Are Ready to Talk in East Med Dispute

By Lefteris Papadimas and Tuvan Gumrukcu ATHENS/ANKARA, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Germany’s top diplomat said after whirlwind meetings in Turkey and Greece on Tuesday the two were ready for dialog...

August 25, 2020
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
General view of Tanger-Med container port in Ksar Sghir near the coastal city of Tangier
Maritime News

Tangier Port to Become Mediterranean’s Largest

By Ahmed Eljechtimi and Ulf Laessing KSAR SGHIR, Morocco, June 26 (Reuters) – Morocco will open new terminals at Tanger Med port on Thursday, allowing it to surpass the Mediterranean’s...

June 26, 2019
Total Views: 30

Monday, February 12, 2018

Standoff on High Seas as Cyprus Accuses Turkey of Blocking Exploratory Drillship in Eastern Mediterranean

By Michele Kambas NICOSIA, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Cyprus on Sunday accused the Turkish military of obstructing a ship contracted by Italian oil company Eni from approaching an area to explore...

February 12, 2018
Total Views: 39

Monday, February 20, 2017

Italian Court Investigates Whether Smugglers Finance Rescue Boats

By Antonella Cinelli and Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) – The chief prosecutor of a Sicilian court said on Friday that a task force is looking into whether people smugglers may...

February 20, 2017
Total Views: 46

Monday, June 13, 2016
Maritime News

Second U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Arrives in Mediterranean

By Andrea Shalal BERLIN, June 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower entered the Mediterranean late on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, at a time when...

June 13, 2016
Total Views: 2

Thursday, December 17, 2015

WATCH: Drone Films Ferry’s Flawless Med-Moor in Tight Harbor

The  192-meter Hellenic Seaways ferry Nissi Rosos filmed making a quick turnaround at the port of Chios with the ANEK Lines’ ferry Eleftherios Venizelos tied up. At the 30 second mark...

December 17, 2015
Total Views: 32

Monday, September 21, 2015
Maritime News

Commercial Ships Scoop Up Desperate Human Cargo

  By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – In October last year, bulk carrier CS Caprice was shipping a cargo of barley across the Mediterranean when it answered a...

September 21, 2015
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

UN Expects 450,000 Mediterranean Refugees in 2016

  GENEVA, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The U.N. refugee agency expects the number of refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean to Europe to hit 400,000 this year and could be 450,000...

September 8, 2015
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Eni Finds Largest Mediterranean Gas Field Ever Offshore Egypt

    By Anthony DiPaola (Bloomberg) — Eni SpA discovered a “super giant” natural gas field offshore Egypt in what the Italian oil company said is the largest find in...

August 30, 2015
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Major Search and Rescue After Migrant Boat Carrying Hundreds Sinks Off Libya

  By Philip Pullella and Steve Scherer ROME, Aug 5 (Reuters) – A boat packed with up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya...

August 5, 2015
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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Maritime News

Italy May Have Found the Boat that Sank Last Month Killing Hundreds of Migrants

Italy's navy said on Thursday it believed it had found the wreck of a boat that sank last month killing up to 900 migrants off the coast of Libya, the Mediterranean's most deadly migrant tragedy in living memory.

May 7, 2015
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Maritime News

Italy May Have Found the Migrant Boat that Sank Last Month Killing Hundreds

Italy's navy said on Thursday it believed it had found the wreck of a boat that sank last month killing up to 900 migrants off the coast of Libya, the Mediterranean's most deadly migrant tragedy in living memory.

May 7, 2015
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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Maritime News

EU Frets Naval Mission Off Libya Could Draw More Migrants to Sea

The EU is considering sending warships to the Libyan coast to combat oil and arms smugglers but fears that could encourage more migrants to take to sea in the hope of being rescued and taken to Europe, according to an EU document seen by Reuters.

April 19, 2015
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Panic on Mediterranean Migrant Boat Pitched Hundreds to Their Deaths -IOM

Hundreds of people desperate to be rescued from a packed migrant boat in the Mediterranean pushed to one side when they saw a ship approach, capsizing the craft and pitching everyone into the sea where hundreds died, an official said on Wednesday.

April 15, 2015
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Some 400 Migrants Killed After Boat Capsizes in Mediterranean

About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized, survivors said on Tuesday, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where the death toll from shipwrecks has surged this year.

April 15, 2015
Total Views: 42

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Italy, Merchant Ships Rescue 1,000 Migrants from Mediterranean

Italian and merchant ships rescued around 1,000 migrants from three overcrowded skiffs near the coast of Libya and found one dead body, Italy's coast guard said.

April 11, 2015
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

New Sea Rescue Mission Aims to Help Curb Migrant Death Toll in Mediterranean

A new sea rescue operation is to be launched in May to try to reduce the number of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers killed making the treacherous crossing from Africa to Europe.

April 9, 2015
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Maritime News

Shipping Industry Urges ‘Immediate Action’ to Humanitarian Crisis in Mediterranean Sea

European and global shipowner groups and seafarer unions have banded together to urge EU Member States to take immediate action to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea....

April 8, 2015
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