Tag: people smugglers

  • 600 migrants rescued

    Human traffickers continue sending boats out. Over 600 migrants rescued from Mediterranean, taken to Sicily Some 70 women and children are among hundreds of migrants brought to the shores of […]

  • 7 jailed for migrant drownings

    Men get long jail terms. Seven jailed for migrant drownings An Italian court has sentenced seven African migrants to a total of more than 120 years in prison for the […]

  • EUNAVFOR’s Libyan graduates

    Training programme continues. EUNAVFOR Med graduated the first 89 cadets of Libya’s Coast Guard and Navy by Matteo Meloni The first training course of 89 Libyan cadets of the Coast Guard […]

  • EU’s seeks migrant plan

    Huge numbers still trying to cross despite winter. Migrant crisis: EU summit seeks action-plan with Libya European Union leaders are to meet in Malta to discuss how to stem the […]

  • Migrant rescuers shot at

    Shots fired at rescuers. Human Smugglers Open Fire on Libyan Coast Guard The Libyan Coast Guard says that human smugglers opened fire on one of its vessels during a mission […]

  • Libya intercepts migrants

    EU training seems to be paying off. Libyan coastguard intercepts 700 Europe-bound migrants Tripoli  – The Libyan coastguard said on Monday it had intercepted around 700 Europe-bound migrants in territorial […]

  • New aircraft for Italy

    Deliveries complete next year. Italy begins receiving new maritime patrol aircraft Gareth Jennings, London The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana: AMI) has received into service the first two of […]

  • Trial for Egyptians in death case

    Two officials at the Egyptian Authority for Maritime Safety head to trial. Egypt refers two officials to court over migrant boat capsizing Egypt has referred two maritime inspection officials to […]

  • Migrant deaths top 4600

    Over 4600 deaths so far this year. Migrant boat traffic from Libya to Europe is surging — and turning deadlier By Michael Birnbaum RUSSELS — Migrants heading to Italy from […]

  • 1,400 migrants rescued at sea

    Fewer crossing attempts, but more deaths in Med than 2015. 1,400 migrants rescued at sea By Laura Smith-Spark (CNN)About 1,400 migrants were rescued Saturday in the Mediterranean, including more than […]