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

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

April 15, 2015
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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

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

April 9, 2015
Total Views: 15

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

April 8, 2015
Total Views: 15

Friday, March 20, 2015

EU Sea Mission Braces for Record Year of Mediterranean Migrants

With migration across the Mediterranean surging, the European Union's largest border operation is bracing for a record year of arrivals by sea, especially as

March 20, 2015
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Stubborn in the Face Of Imminent Death, a Ship Captain Intervenes

In October 2014, Captain Joshua Bhatt and the crew on board the bulk carrier CS Caprice, a ship owned by the Bahamas-based Campbell Shipping Company Ltd, was

March 17, 2015
Total Views: 58

Friday, March 13, 2015
Maritime News

Turkey Fires On Cargo Ship Carrying Hundreds of Syrian Refugees

Turkish coastguards found more than 300 refugees, mostly Syrians, when they seized a cargo ship they had opened fired on for failing to obey an order to stop

March 13, 2015
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ten Migrants Killed, Over 1,100 Rescued from Mediterranean Within 24 Hours

At least 10 North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean while almost a thousand more were rescued in a single

March 4, 2015
Total Views: 6

Friday, February 20, 2015

Shipowners: Merchant Ships Not Capable of Large-Scale Migrant Rescues

Intermanager and the European Community Shipowners' Association are saying that it is unrealistic for merchant ships to continue bear the burden of conducting

February 20, 2015
Total Views: 5

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Maritime News

IMO Calls for Concerted Action Against Unsafe Migration in Mediterranean

In response to a staggering number of boat migrants rescued and killed in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

February 19, 2015
Total Views: 1

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Maritime News

Italian Coast Guard, Merchant Ships Rescuing At Least 1,000 Boat Migrants

Italy's coast guard went to the rescue of at least 1,000 migrants in difficulty in the sea between Europe and North Africa on Sunday, the third operation of

February 15, 2015
Total Views: 21

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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Lifesaving Incidents

IOM: Over 300 Believed Drowned Off Libya

At least 300 people are believed to have drowned in the an attempt to escape from Africa, according to a statement from the International Organization for

February 11, 2015
Total Views: 3

Monday, February 9, 2015
Maritime News

At Least 29 Migrants Die from Exposure While in Coast Guard Custody

At least 29 migrants died of hypothermia aboard Italian coast guard vessels after being picked up from an inflatable boat adrift near Libya, the mayor of the

February 9, 2015
Total Views: 6

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Iceland’s Coast Guard Takes Control of Another Migrant Ship Off Italy

The Icelandic coast guard patrol vessel Tyr, with support from the Italian Coast Guard, is conducting an extensive rescue in the Mediterranean tonight after

January 1, 2015
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Almost 1,000 Migrants Arrive in Italy on Packed Cargo Ship

Almost 1,000 migrants arrived in Italy on a cargo ship on Wednesday after apparently being abandoned by its crew in the Adriatic Sea, the Italian Red Cross

December 31, 2014
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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Maritime News

Italian Officials Thwart Plot to Run Merchant Ship Aground

Italian officials boarded a cargo ship carrying hundreds of migrants on Tuesday after it left Greek waters and headed towards the coast of southern Italy, the

December 30, 2014
Total Views: 15

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Maritime News

IMO, UN Agencies Call for Swift Action to Address Maritime Migration

The International Maritime Organization and other UN agencies are calling for a concerted effort in response to the staggering loss of life, trauma and human

December 11, 2014
Total Views: 2

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Australia to Toughen Asylum-Seeker Visa Laws

Australia’s Senate voted early today to support legislation backed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott that denies asylum seekers arriving by boat the right to

December 4, 2014
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Maritime News

Greek Coast Guard Responding to Disabled Freighter Carrying Hundreds of Migrants

Greece has sent a frigate to rescue a container ship believed to carrying hundreds of undocumented migrants and in distress off its southern island of Crete,

November 25, 2014
Total Views: 3