Human Element

  • Migrant boat capsizes off Yemen

    Bad weather blamed for capsize. Dozens missing as migrant boat capsizes off Yemen At least 35 people missing after boat carrying African migrants overturns in bad weather near the Bab […]

  • The migrant rescue dilemma

    The work of MOAS in migrant rescue. An alternative to shipping companies rescuing migrants? Commercial shipping companies are seriously worried about their duty to assist search and rescue operations in […]

  • Turkish Coast Guard Captures Ship

    MV Burçin carrying large number of immigrants. Turkish Coast Guard Captures Ship Carrying 333 Immigrants The Turkish Coast Guard intercepted on January 18 a general cargo ship carrying 333 immigrants, […]

  • MEPs discuss Enrica Lexie case

    MEPs call for Italian marò (Marines) accused of killing Indian fishermen to be repatriated The European Parliament hopes that diplomatic dispute between Italy and India over the prosecution of two […]

  • SE Asia tanker hijacks rose in 2014

    IMB issues 2014 piracy report. SE Asia tanker hijacks rose in 2014 despite global drop in sea piracy, IMB report reveals Attacks against small tankers off South East Asia’s coasts […]

  • Ghost ship trend to continue, warns IOM

    Abandoned MVs full of migrants expected to be repeated. Ghost ship” trend set to continue, warns IOM The trend for so-called “ghost ships” taking migrants across the Mediterranean for up […]

  • Traffickers made $3m

    Criminals charged between $4,000 to $8,000 per head. EU migration: Traffickers ‘made $3m’ on ship to Italy Police in Italy believe traffickers made some $3m (£1.9m; €2.5m) from 359 illegal […]

  • New migrant ship heads to Italy

    Second drifting MV packed with migrants sparks alert.  Italy coast guards board abandoned migrant ship Ezadeen Italian authorities have taken control of a ship carrying 450 migrants, thought to be […]

  • Migrant ship docks in Italy

    No further reports of armed men. Cargo ship carrying ‘700 migrants’ docks in Italy A cargo ship said to be carrying 700 clandestine migrants which was taken under Italian control […]

  • IMB concern over pirate payouts

    ECHR decision sparks comments. IMB concerned over decision to compensate pirates The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has joined other maritime organisations in expressing concern over the decision to compensate convicted […]