Tag: migrant rescue

  • Aid Group: Libyan Gunmen Threaten Migrants, Rescuers Off Libyan Coast

    October 26: A humanitarian aid group said gunmen on Libyan-flagged speedboats threatened the crew of its rescue ship ALAN KURDI and the migrants it was rescuing Saturday, firing shots into […]

  • Standoff Ends As Italian Police Arrest Migrant-Rescue Ship Captain

    June 29: The Sea-Watch 3 charity ship carrying dozens of migrants rescued off Libya forced its way into the Italian port of Lampedusa on Friday night after a lengthy standoff, […]

  • Over 50 Would-Be Immigrants Rescued off Nador, Morocco

    March 18: Fifty-three Sub-Saharan would-be immigrants, including ten women, who were experiencing difficulties onboard a deflated makeshift boat, were rescued on Monday by the royal navy coastguard off Nador, a […]

  • EU NAVFOR Med extended

    Merchant shipping still called on to rescue migrants. European shipowners are pleased with the extension of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia ECSA welcomes the Council’s decision to extent the mandate […]

  • Unexpected cargo

    Migrants refuse to leave ship. Migrants rescued by cargo ship refuse to disembark at Libyan port MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) – Some 95 migrants picked up by a cargo ship off […]

  • Med, migrants and merchant ships

    Shipping’s concerns over Italy’s migrant stance. Migrant crisis may pose threats to Med shipping By Julia Louppova The migrant crisis continues in Europe and the shipping industry is getting increasingly worried […]

  • Maersk ship migrant rescue

    Italy’s hardline stance causes issues. Maersk Boxship Delayed due to EU Migration Debate The container ship Alexander Maersk has been delayed off Sicily with 113 maritime migrants aboard as Europe’s debate over […]

  • Migrants blocked

    Migrant rescue vessel caught in political spat. Italy’s Matteo Salvini shuts ports to migrant rescue ship A rescue ship carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy’s new […]

  • More Med deaths

    Recent weather conditions have seen thousands attempt crossing. Tunisia boat capsizes killing dozens of migrants At least 48 migrants died after their boat capsized off the eastern coast of Tunisia, […]

  • Migrant push in Med

    Improving weather conditions see more migrants attempt crossing. Nearly 1,500 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in two days ROME, ITALY: Around 1,500 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Thursday and Friday […]