Tag: MOAS

  • Libya creates SAR zone

    Warning aimed at NGO rescue vessels. Libya navy bars foreign ships from migrant ‘search and rescue’ zone The Libyan navy on Thursday ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a […]

  • Anti-migrant group in Med

    Defend Europe says it will be in Italian port of Catania in coming days where many NGO rescue boats are based. Anti-immigrant ship C-star enters Mediterranean waters after being stopped […]

  • NGO Med tensions

    New rules drawn up by Italy likely to bring NGOs under coast guard control, which they fear will hamper rescue attempts. Italian plan to curb Mediterranean rescue boat charities ‘threatens […]

  • Med migrant deaths pass 2,000

    Humanitarian organisations call on EU to stop ‘demonising’ NGOs for saving life at sea Migrant deaths in Mediterranean in 2017 pass 2,000 mark on World Refugee Day after new boat […]

  • Marsec in Libya

    The risks associated with Libya’s TTW. Contested Seas: Maritime Security in Libya By James Pothecary Introduction On 20 February, the Bahamas-flagged car carrier Morning Compass was seized by militants purporting to represent […]

  • New boats for Libyan CG

    Increases Coast Guard capability. Italy hands over four patrol boats to Libyan Navy The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, handed over Monday four patrol boats repaired in Italy as part […]

  • Migrant rescue spat

    Incident occurred about 30 km north of the Libyan coast. Libya Coastguard NGO vessel in altercation Libya’s coastguard intercepted nearly 500 migrants on a wooden boat and returned them to […]

  • NGOs need Med support

    Nearly 9,000 refugees were rescued after they tried crossing the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats over the weekend. NGOs played a big role in saving their lives, but want more support […]

  • Hundreds dead in Mediterranean

    More tragedy for the Med. Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya About 240 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say. […]

  • Egypt migrant capsize

    Egypt migrant boat capsize: Hundreds feared dead Survivors from a boat which capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday have told the BBC that hundreds of people may have drowned. […]

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