AFM – 76 Migrants brought to Malta by P 62 – 22.11.2019

On Friday 22nd November, 2019 – The Offshore Patrol Vessel P 62 with 76 migrants onboard, including two toddlers under the age of five years old disembarked at Haywharf Base around 1115 hrs. On Twitter, the humanitarian NGO Alarm Phone said that on Thursday they were alerted that a boat fleeing Libya was in distress, […]

Sold to breakers – CMA CGM VERDI – 08.08.2019

On Thursday 8th August 2019 it was announced that the South Korean built container ship CMA CGM VERDI was sold to breakers for an undisclosed price to U.A.E based Simatech Shipping. She was built in 2004 in South Korea by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries at Geoje with 277 m as length; 40 m beam […]

Illegal Immigration – Sea-Watch launches European Mission – November 2018

Together with the Spanish organization Proactiva Open Arms and the Italian partner project Mediterranea, SEA-WATCH 3 said it has returned to the SAR Area off Libya. Previously, the ship had been detained in Malta for almost four months. The fleet of three ships from three countries – OPEN ARMS,MARE JONIO and SEA-WATCH 3 which is […]

Naval News – Italian Navy Ship ITS CAPRERA involved in smuggling cigarettes

An Italian naval vessel was used to smuggle crates of cigarettes while returning from a mission to stop migrants from travelling from Libya to Europe, the navy confirmed on Wednesday September 19th 2018 after revelations in the press. The Gorgona Class Transport Ship (named as Moto Trasporto Costiero – MTC)  ITS CAPRERA A 5349  had aboard […]

GOLFO AZZURRO SAGA  – Enters Pozzallo – 09.08.2017 A Spanish Rescue Vessel with Panama (PAN) Flag with three rescued migrants from Libyan waters onboard was finally allowed Wednesday to dock in Sicily after a diplomatic spat between Italy and Malta left her  in limbo. She was granted entry at Pozzallo Port, Sicily after reporting a […]