More than 500 illegal immigrants from Syria are presumed to have drowned after their fishing vessel involved in the clandestine journey sank in the Aegean Sea offshore Greece earlier this week. 104 survivors were rescued from the sea and 78 bodies were recovered, but have not located any more since late Wednesday, local time. The […]
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – 78 rescued immigrants by vessel MARINA on 03.05.2020 disembarked at Porto Empedocle on 09.05.2020
On Sunday 3rd May 2020 NGO Alarm Phone said that they had alerted the Maltese and Italian authorities to launch a rescue immediately without delay as around 90 people were in distress on a wooden boat in Malta’s search and rescue area. Alarm Phone raised alarm about the migrants’ wooden boat early in the morning, […]
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Spanish Fishing Vessel FRANCISCO Y CATALINA crisis with 51 rescued immigrants – July 2006.
On Friday 14th July 2006 the Spanish Gill Netter FRANCISCO Y CATALINA rescued 51 irregular migrants, all thought to be of Eritrean nationality, and attempted to seek permission to land them in Malta. Malta had refused permission on the basis that Malta had not been the territory closest to the point of recovery by the […]
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SAGA – LIFELINE at Valletta, Malta – 27.06.2018. The Dutch registered recreational ship but used as NGO Rescue Ship LIFELINE entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Wednesday evening, bringing to an end a saga which had more than 200 migrants stranded at sea for six days. Permission for the ship to berth at Boiler Wharf […]