Tag: Italian coast guard

  • 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 […]

  • Libya asks for guns, boats

    Libyan government sends list of requested equipment including boats, helicopters and weapons. EU considering giving ships armed with machine guns to Libyan coastguard accused of killing migrants Lizzie Dearden Libya […]

  • New boats for Libya

    Vessels arrive as more migrants cross Med. Italy provides Libya with two rescue boats The Italian Coast Guard has donated two rescue boats to the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy […]

  • 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 […]

  • Med migrant rescues

    Thousands make crossing over weekend. Migrant boats: Thousands saved off Libyan coast over Easter Thousands of migrants have been saved from the sea near Libya during one of the busiest […]

  • Libya: EU encourages migrants

    While the EU accuses charities of doing the same‚Ķ Libya says European Union naval operation encourages¬†migrants WARSAW: Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamad Taher Siala on Friday urged the EU to rethink […]

  • 200 migrants feared drowned

    This week has seen a huge increase in migrant crossings. More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean More than 200 migrants are feared dead in a boat sinking off […]

  • Libya CG corrupt?

    NGOs raise concerns. Libyan Coast Guard Faces Allegations of Corruption Italian coast guard officials report that maritime migration is increasing on the Libya-to-Europe route, driven by deteriorating living conditions on […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]