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  • 13 April 2015

    Some 2,800 migrants were rescued off the Italian coast this last weekend, bringing the total number of arrivals this year to over 15,000, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports. Rescuers found a dead body in one of the boats. The victim may have been suffocated by the fumes of the boat’s engine, but authorities […]

  • 23 January 2015

    The results of Ebola tests performed by Malta’s Mater Dei Hospital on three migrants have turned out negative. One of the tested migrants died from unrelated causes, with two others in critical condition, The Malta Independent reports. The remaining migrants will be quarantined for a period of twenty-one days, which is the Ebola incubation period. The Armed Forces of […]

  • 18 May 2015

    Around 8,000 migrants are believed to be stuck at sea off the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia waiting for their fate to be resolved. The migrants stranded on smugglers’ boats in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca are believed to had been abandoned by their crews amid government crackdowns against traffickers. The Asian states […]

  • 20 August 2014

    The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 64 Cuban migrants and 100 Haitian migrants during a busy week of illegal maritime migration attempts from Cuba and Haiti into the United States. The 64 Cuban migrants were repatriated last week following three separate interdictions at sea in the Florida Straits dating back to August 7. The crew of […]

  • 1 June 2015

    Over 5,000 migrants have been saved in the Central Mediterranean since Friday, according to the EU’s border control agency Frontex. The rescue operations, which began last Friday, involved migrants who departed from Libya on 25 boats. During the incidents, the rescuers also recovered seventeen bodies. The rescue operation involved British, Maltese, Belgian and Italian vessels and […]

  • 4 January 2016

    With over 3,770 estimated deaths, 2015 has been the deadliest year on record for migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean, trying to reach Europe, data issued by the International Organization for Migration show. In comparison, approximately 3,270 deaths were recorded in the Mediterranean in 2014. Globally, IOM estimates that over 5,350 migrants died in 2015. […]

  • 13 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    European shipowners concerned about Italy’s policy of refusing migrants to enter its ports.

  • 21 May 2015

    Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has ordered Royal Malaysian Navy and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) to conduct search and rescue efforts for boats carrying Rohingya migrants, and to bring them ashore. Prime Minister Razak has also instructed the Navy and MMEA to assist a volunteer relief organization Mercy Malaysia to deliver humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyan refugees either by sea […]

  • 16 July 2015

    Around 2,700 migrants from 13 boats were rescued some 35 miles off the coast of Libya yesterday, according to the Italian Coast guard. The migrants were rescued by a German navy ship and a rescue ship operated by Mediterranean Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) and Medecins Sans Frontieres. Throughout last weekend, approximately 4,800 migrants were rescued […]

  • 16 July 2015

    Around 2,700 migrants from 13 boats were rescued some 35 miles off the coast of Libya yesterday, according to the Italian Coast guard. The migrants were rescued by a German navy ship and a rescue ship operated by Mediterranean Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) and Medecins Sans Frontieres. Throughout last weekend, approximately 4,800 migrants were rescued […]

  • 2 June 2016

    Last week’s migrant death toll in the Mediterranean Sea is believed to be the biggest this year as 1,083 migrants are estimated to have died or gone missing in nine separate accidents, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The largest of nine accidents occurred on May 26, about 35 nautical miles north of […]

  • 12 May 2015

    The Indonesian Navy has towed a boat carrying hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh out of Indonesia’s territorial waters, one day after it arrived off the east coast of Aceh, AFP quoted a navy spokesman as saying. The spokesman said that the Navy was not forcing the migrants to go to Malaysia or Australia, saying […]

  • 13 May 2015

    The UK Royal Navy rescued over 400 migrants, and the Malta-based private rescue initiative Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) saved 96, in two separate rescue operations off Libya today. The number of rescued migrants today will rise as MOAS is currently involved in the second rescue, after its ship MV Phoenix was directed to another boat in distress. […]

  • 28 July 2014

    The United States Coast Guard repatriated 97 Cuban migrants that were rescued during a busy week of illegal migration attempts from Cuba.   The repatriation was the result of 10 separate groups attempting to illegally enter the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits dating back to July 14, 2014. “Our main concern […]

  • 2 July 2018

    A boat carrying 59 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean granted to dock in the Port of Barcelona.

  • 4 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Captain Carola Rackete was taken into custody after taking rescued migrants into the Italian Port of Lampedusa.

  • 22 April 2015

    Sicilian police arrested two suspected people traffickers who were among 28 survivors of what may be the worst tragedy in living memory involving migrants crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa, the Times of Malta reports. The survivors arrived in Catania just before midnight April 20. The migrants had been traveling on a wooden fishing boat carrying up […]

  • 20 May 2015

    Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to offer temporary shelter and assistance to around 7,000 migrants still believed to be adrift at sea, several hours after a fleet of Indonesian fishermen rescued hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants off Aceh, The Malay Mail Online reports. The countries have agreed to abandon the practice of towing migrant boats back to […]

  • 20 July 2014

    The Italian Navy has disclosed that nineteen people died in an effort to reach Italy on a boat carrying hundreds of migrants en route to the Italian island of Lampedusa, Reuters reports.   The bodies were found in the hold of the boat, leading the Italian Navy to believe that the cause of death is carbon monoxide […]

  • 26 August 2014

    Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), a registered privately financed foundation dedicated to preventing loss of life at sea by providing aid, assistance and medical help to migrants who find themselves in distress whilst crossing the Mediterranean Sea in unsafe boats, founded by a philanthropist couple Regina and Christopher Cantrambone, is setting sail for their first migrant […]

  • 30 July 2014

    Over twenty migrants have died, with dozens more still missing after their makeshift boat sank off Libya, the Libyan Navy reported.   “A navy patrol on Monday rescued 22 clandestine migrants who were clinging to debris from their boat,” spokesman Colonel Ayoub Kassem told AFP. Surviving migrants reported around 150 people had been crammed aboard […]

  • 17 March 2015

    The European Union has launched a Joint Operational Team (JOT) Mare to tackle the organised criminal groups who are facilitating the journeys of migrants by ship across the Mediterranean Sea to the EU. Hosted at Europol headquarters in The Hague, JOT Mare will combine Europol’s intelligence resources and the EU Member States’ capabilities to carry out coordinated and intelligence-driven […]