Tag: Libya

  • Bulgarians detained in Libya

    Crew arrested on arrival at Tripoli. 2 Bulgarians detained in Libya Maltese tanker with a 5-member crew, including 2 Bulgarian citizens, was detained in Tripoli, Libya on January 2, the […]

  • LNA Air Force threatens Misrata bound ships

    Threat will concern shippers. LNA Air Force threatens to strike any Misrata bound ships The Libyan Air Force, of the only internationally recognized government in Libya, threatened yesterday to strike […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 dead, 2 injured in tanker bombing

    Libyan militia fighting claims victims. At least one dead, two injured in Libya Aegean tanker bombing By Charlie Bartlett from London Aegean Oil tanker Araevo has been bombed by an unidentified fighter aircraft […]

  • 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 […]

  • Oil ports survive clashes

    Despite fierce clashes, ports remain operational.  Libya’s two biggest oil ports were not damaged during clashes: workers ES SIDER, Libya (Reuters) – Libya’s two biggest oil export ports, Ras Lanuf […]

  • At least 30 dead in Libya oil attacks

    Attacks forced port and terminal closures. 30 dead and 270 wounded from Libya Dawn’s forces in attack on oil ports By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 17 December 2014: As of […]

  • 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 […]