Tag: migrants

  • UK retains OPVs

    Brexit forces rethink? UK’s Batch 1 OPVs retained as more Type 26 names announced by Richard Thomas The UK will retain three Batch 1 River-class OPVs for use by the Royal Navy in […]

  • Shortfall in UK MPA

    Concerns over assets. UK Officers Highlight Shortfall in Maritime Patrol Capacity by Grant Turnbull Senior officers from the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy (RN) have admitted that, despite the […]

  • Border Security Conference 2019

    Border Security Conference 2019 12-13th February 2019 Rome, Italy With the migrant crisis ongoing in the Mediterranean and issues emerging surrounding the return of foreign fighters and the ever-present threat […]

  • 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 […]

  • Migrants die off Tanzania

    Migrant boat capsizes. Ethiopian migrants drown in Indian Ocean Seven Ethiopian migrants have drowned after a boat carrying 13 people capsized off the coast of Tanzania, Reuters news agency reports […]

  • Australia tightens borders

    Australia has reinforced the security of its maritime borders with expanded aerial surveillance and on-water patrols. Australia reinforces maritime border security These additional capabilities further secure all of the maritime […]

  • Migrants threaten rescuers

    Mutiny on the Vos Thalassa OSV. Mutinous migrants threaten to kill Italian crew after rescue Tom Kington, Rome | David Charter, Berlin African migrants threatened to kill the crew of an Italian […]

  • New Poseidons for NZ

    Boost for NZ maritime security. NZ to buy four P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft The coalition Government has agreed to purchase four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the […]

  • 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 […]