Tag: migrants

  • Special Forces Seize Tanker Hijacked by Migrants in the Mediterranean Sea

    March 28: Five migrants who allegedly led the hijacking of a tanker in the Mediterranean to avoid being returned to Libya were arrested in Malta on Thursday after special forces […]

  • Two Migrant Boats Sink Near Sabratha, Libya; At Least 40 Killed

    March 19: A migrant boat headed for Europe sank off the Libyan coast near the western town of Sabratha, security officials reported. At least 10 people have died and 17 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 8,956 in 2019; Deaths Reach 224

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, reports that 8,956 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 27 February, a 12 per cent decrease from the 10,243 […]

  • More Than 80 Migrants Rescued Off Italy’s Lampedusa

    Eighty-seven migrants in a wooden boat have been rescued off the Italian island of Lampedusa and are due to arrive in Malta on Wednesday, officials said. Malta’s armed forces said […]

  • UK patrols to increase

    Crossings from France vex UK government. Channel migrants: UK and France to step up patrols The UK and France are to step up joint patrols and increase surveillance to tackle […]

  • Migrants detained in Kent

    Migrant numbers on the rise. More than 20 migrants detained in Kent Some 23 migrants, including three children, have been detained in Kent after crossing the Channel in small boats. […]

  • 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 […]

  • No Aus border patrols?

    Move cause for concern. Stop the boats: Email exposes Border Force plans to save money by halting ocean patrols By Nicole Hasham The Australian Border Force plans to save money on […]

  • Migrant Channel rescue

    More than 100 migrants have crossed from France since November. Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane Six suspected migrants have been rescued from a dinghy in the Channel […]