Tag: Italian coast guard

  • Drug Bust on Board Turkish-Flagged Ship

    Major Drug Bust on Board Turkish-Flagged Ship Around twelve tons of hashish have been seized on board a Turkish-flagged cargo ship which was detained by Italian coastguard. The Italian drug […]

  • Thousands of migrants rescued

    Italian Coast Guard rescue 4,200 migrants. Thousands of migrants rescued, 17 die: coastguard The Italian coastguard says more than 4,000 migrants crossing from Africa to Europe were rescued in the […]

  • EU migrant plans “moronic”

    Warnings of significant risk of collateral damage. EU plans to combat trafficking ‘moronic and delusional’ say government advisers By Alastair Sloan Government advisers and a former ambassador to Libya have struck out […]

  • Italy rescues 3,600 migrants in 2 days

    Coast Guard continues rescue mission. Italy reports 3,600 migrant rescues in two days Almost 3,600 migrants have been rescued from overcrowded boats sailing from Africa to Europe over the past […]

  • 5,800 migrants rescued by Italy

    Huge number rescued at weekend. Mediterranean migrant crisis: Thousands of migrants rescued at sea More than 5,800 migrants have been rescued and 10 bodies recovered off the Libyan coast over […]

  • Migrant deaths: EU holds urgent talks

    Huge death toll over weekend. Mediterranean migrant deaths: EU holds urgent talks EU foreign and interior ministers are due to meet in Luxembourg to discuss the deaths of migrants trying […]

  • Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya

    Mediterranean claims more lives. Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized off Libya, survivors have told Save the Children. The […]

  • Italian CG arms itself

    All guards to carry weapons.  Italian Coast Guard arms itself to defend against ISIS by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D Italy’s coastguard announced Friday that it would allow its 11,000 members to carry […]

  • Saving Lives is Our Only Concern

    Over 165,000 migrants reached Italian shores in 2014. Interview with Admiral Pettorino, Italian Coast Guard: “Saving Lives is Our Only Concern” By Flavio Di Giacomo For the men working in […]

  • Smuggler gangs in the Mediterranean

    As the number of migrants traveling to Italy via Libya explodes, smuggling gangs stand to make a profit. Smuggler gangs in the Mediterranean are big, deadly business Kavitha Surana and […]