Gaza-Israel War – Maritime Aid Corridor – OPEN ARMS left Cyprus – 12.03.2024

Most of Gaza’s people are now internally displaced, and there are severe bottlenecks in aid deliveries at land border checkpoints with Gaza has been under an Israeli navy blockade since 2007, when Hamas took control of the enclave. There have been few direct sea arrivals since then. The daily number of aid trucks entering Gaza […]

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, […]

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 […]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – NUESTRA MADRE LORETO ignores Spanish Government – 01.12.2018

NUESTRA MADRE LORETO, the Spanish Fishing Vessel with 11 rescued immigrants onboard is heading to Spain after spending 10 days blocked in the Mediterranean as reported on Twitter Oscar Camps, Founder of Proactiva Open Arms NGO. Hours earlier,Libya had accepted through diplomatic channels to take care of the migrants and from the Spanish Government this had […]

105 Rescued Immigrants arrives at Catania – 10.05.2018 The 105 rescued immigrants that were transferred from Proactiva Open Arms Sailing Vessel ASTRAL arrived at Catania, Sicily on Thursday 10th May 2018 around 0815 hrs aboard the 1977 built SOS Mediterranee/MSF Chartered Rescue Vessel AQUARIUS. Below are some images of the vessel entering Catania – And […]

SHIP ARREST –  Rescue Vessel OPEN ARMS at Pozzallo, Sicily – 19.03.2018. Prosecutors in Catania have seized the rescue vessel OPEN ARMS operated by the Spanish NGO ProActiva Open Arms engaged in migrant search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean. The vessel is currently berthed at Pozzallo after she disembarked 218 migrants on Saturday […]

GOLFO AZZURRO – Threatened by Libyan Coastguard – 15.08.2017 Mediterranean, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The Libyan coastguard intercepted a humanitarian rescue ship in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, ordering it to sail to Tripoli or risk being targeted, a Reuters photographer aboard said. The vessel operated by the Spanish Humanitarian Organisation Proactiva Open Arms was repeatedly […]

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 […]