Thursday, September 9, 2021
Rescued Migrants aboat Royal National Lifeboat Institution rescue boat
Maritime News

UK Challenges Rescue At Sea Laws To Force Migrant Boats Out Of UK Waters

By Andrew MacAskill (Reuters) Britain has approved plans to turn away boats illegally carrying migrants to its shores, deepening a rift with France over how to deal with a surge...

September 9, 2021
Total Views: 2076

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Rescued Migrants arrive in Dover
Lifesaving Incidents

Young Children Among Migrants Rescued From English Channel

DUNGENESS, England, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Two small children were among the dozens of migrants rescued from the English Channel on Tuesday after a summer that has seen record numbers...

September 8, 2021
Total Views: 861

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
Total Views: 962

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Incidents

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: 1655

Saturday, March 20, 2021
Incidents

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

Sunday, August 23, 2020
Migrants UK Border Force
Ports

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, July 6, 2019
Incidents

Captain Carola Rackete To Sue Italian Minister Over Migrant Comments

by Crispian Balmer (Reuters) Captain Carola Rackete, 31, was freed from house arrest on Tuesday after a judge dismissed accusations she had endangered the lives of Italian servicemen by ignoring...

July 6, 2019
Total Views: 7

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

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Boat Refugees Australia
Maritime News

Asylum Seekers Arriving By Boat Face Lifetime Ban In Australia

by Gareth Hutchens (TheGuardian) The Turnbull government plans to ban asylum seekers who arrive by boat from ever being allowed into Australia. The ban will apply to any adult who has been...

October 30, 2016
Total Views: 38

Monday, September 5, 2016
Port of Calais Migrant "Jungle"
News

French Truck Drivers Blockade Port Of Calais To Protest Migrant Crisis

  By Gavin van Marle (TheLoadstar) Cross-Channel operations between Dover and Calais were set to descend into chaos today as French truck drivers and farmers created a blockade on the main A16 access...

September 5, 2016
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
News

European Shipowners Welcome European Parliament Report on Migrants

European shipowners have welcomed the own-initiative report by the European Parliament to be adopted this week on migration, outlining in detail how the EU should respond to the current migration challenge....

April 12, 2016
Total Views: 14

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Maritime News

NATO Launches Aegean Sea Mission to Combat Migrant Smugglers

By Robin Emmott and Phil Stewart BRUSSELS, Feb 11 (Reuters) – NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal...

February 11, 2016
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Maritime News

Migrants Taking Sea Route to Europe Top 1 Million in 2015, UN Says

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, Dec 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than one million refugees and migrants braved the seas in 2015 seeking sanctuary in Europe, nearly five times...

December 30, 2015
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
News

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
Total Views: 3

Sunday, August 16, 2015
News

Greece Using Car Ferry to House Syrian Migrants

  KOS, Greece, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Syrian migrants on the Greek island of Kos on Sunday began boarding a passenger ship that is to house and process...

August 16, 2015
Total Views: 0

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Defense

Did The Australian Navy Pay Off People-Smugglers?

(Reuters)Australia would have stooped to a “new low” if reports that its navy paid people-smugglers bound for Australia thousands of dollars to turn back their boat are true, an Indonesian...

June 13, 2015
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
IMO MSC special session
Defense

IMO MSC Condemns People Smuggling

Urgent action is needed to prevent huge losses of life at sea given the forecast increase in unsafe mixed migration by sea, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the IMO...

June 10, 2015
Total Views: 0