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  • 8 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Sixty-eight immigrants that were initially reported to had been discovered in a shipping container at Harwich International Port on Thursday during a routine check by the border police have actually been found in trucks. Namely, the 68 individuals arrived at the port on trucks that had boarded the Stena Hollandica ferry which sailed from the […]

  • 31 August 2006

    FOUR of the nine owners of an oil tanker that sank into the Guimaras Strait have left the country long before the Bureau of Immigration placed them on its watchlist, an Immigration official said Thursday. Japanese nationals Tomoki Tsubomoto, Hiromi Irishika and Mototsugu Yamaguchi departed the Philippines in May 2001, while Gregorio Flores left only […]

  • 16 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and eleven other state entities are participating in a pilot scheme involving moderate affirmative action to recruit employees with an immigrant background.  The target group for the scheme, which will run until the end of 2014, are immigrants from Europe outside of the EU/EFTA, Asia (including Turkey), Africa, Latin America and […]

  • 23 July 2007

    Spanish maritime rescue services have called off the search for 50 African migrants missing after a boat capsized near the Canary Islands. The boat was overturned by a wave on Thursday as a Spanish coast guard vessel drew near to it, about 150km (90 miles) south of Tenerife.

  • 21 October 2006

    More than 400 suspected illegal immigrants have been detained off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, coast guard officials say. The suspected illegal immigrants crossed from Libya in a fishing boat. The boat was intercepted after one of the immigrants used a mobile phone to contact the Italian police on Sicily asking for help, reports […]

  • 2 September 2014

    The crew of Evelyn Maersk, a container ship en route from Suez to Algeciras, participated on Saturday, August 30, in a search and rescue operation launched in an effort to find a fishing boat sinking off Sicily, carrying hundreds of immigrants on board, Seanews reports. One of the Mediterranean’s RCC centers sent a request to the container ship to head towards the […]

  • 13 September 2006

    A cruise ship has rescued nine illegal immigrants from an open-topped boat some twenty miles off Cabo de Gata. The immigrants said they had set off from Algeria three days ago when they were rescued on Thursday. They said a tenth man had fallen overboard. A coastguard helicopter was still searching for him on Thursday […]

  • 7 September 2007

    New Customs and immigration procedures for European visitors coming to St Lucia by yacht, is threatening the future of that sector. according to Rodney Bay Marina General Manager, Cuthbert Didier, yachtsmen from Europe now require a visa to come to St Lucia. Also, yachts now have to give Customs and Immigration, 24 hours notice of […]

  • 17 March 2006

    A woman has been jailed for 35 years by a federal court in New York for running an immigrant-smuggling ring. Cheng Chui Ping ran a multi-million dollar scheme which transported hundreds of illegal immigrants to the US in packed cargo ships.

  • 2 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration and travel to the United States has immediate implications for ships which call in the US ports, according to the Standard P&I Club. Namely, the order bans all immigrant or non-immigrant entry into the US of citizens from Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya and is therefore affecting vessels […]

  • 20 January 2015

    The Turkish Coast Guard intercepted on January 18 a general cargo ship carrying 333 immigrants, mostly Syrian refugees, attempting to reach Italy, Hurriyet Daily News reports. Shortly after being tipped off that the 90-metre long, Togo-flagged merchant ship Burçin was spotted in Turkey’s Mediterranean Port of Mersin carrying a large number of immigrants, the Coast Guard dispatched four boats, […]

  • 11 September 2006

    Europe has taken its fight to control the boatloads of African immigrants setting off for the Canary Islands to the coasts of western Africa. Patrol boats, planes and helicopters from Spain, Italy, Portugal and Finland are operating off the shores of Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde in a bid to stop the immigration at source. […]

  • 15 September 2014

    The Libyan navy has reported sinking of a boat, carrying close to 250 African immigrants trying to get to Europe, off the coast of Libya, on Sunday, September 14, according to Reuters. Libyan navy spokesperson reported that out of approximately 250 people estimated to have been aboard the boat that sunk off Tajoura, 26 have been rescued […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    Workforce solutions provider Airswift has formed a joint venture with Source of Asia (SOA) in Vietnam with an aim to target the offshore wind sector. SOA will provide on-the-ground support to Airswift’s candidates and clients working in the region’s offshore wind market. Together, the companies plan to offer knowledge and expertise on the local area and immigration […]

  • 8 August 2014

    More skilled immigrants will be able to have their professional qualifications recognized in B.C. with the renewal of the Foreign Qualifications Recognition (FQR) funding agreement between the federal government and the Province of British Columbia. Under this agreement, federal funding of $3.3 million over three years will help speed up and improve the process for […]

  • 3 April 2006

    SPANISH maritime authorities were last night searching for a ship believed to be carrying hundreds of would-be illegal immigrants from Africa to the southern Canary Island of El Hierro.

  • 15 March 2006

    A Spanish hospital ship has retrieved the bodies of 18 African would-be immigrants off West Africa, government sources said Wednesday.

  • 20 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The new President of the UK Chamber of Shipping, Marcus Bowman, made a passionate defence of immigration today on his first day in office. Speaking in his inaugural address to shipping leaders, Mr Bowman, who is South African and a partner at London maritime law firm Holman Fenwick Willan, said: “The UK has been at […]

  • 4 November 2014

    The announcement of the UK Foreign Office that the UK will no longer take part in search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean sea from last week has raised many eyebrows. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) commented on the decision saying that the rescue of all persons in distress at sea – including illegal […]

  • 13 April 2006

    group of suspected illegal immigrants who had been in a container for nearly three weeks were “saved from death” by sharp-eared dock workers.

  • 13 March 2015

    The Turkish Coast Guard fired shots at a rogue cargo vessel in the Dardanelles Strait Thursday evening, after the ship ignored the calls to stop off the Gallipoli peninsula and tried to escape, the local Hurriet Daily News reports. The Coast Guard suspended the traffic in the Strait and went in pursuit of the fleeing Doğan Kartal, firing at its […]

  • 6 September 2016

    Australian maritime workers’ unions have won a legal battle against the determination made by Ministry for Immigration and Border Protection in 2015 negating certain visa requirements for non-citizens engaged in the offshore resources industry. The unions saw the minister’s move as an attack on local workforce, fearing that immigrant workers would take their jobs in […]