The bodies of 20 persons were recovered on Wednesday following the sinking of a fishing boat carrying irregular migrants.
A search is underway for 30 … Read more
5.7 magnitude earthquake was registered in the Mediterranean Sea, 224 km SW of Methoni, Greece .
The earthquake was registered at 23:43 UTC Time (01.43 … Read more
More and more migrants are crossing, Europe is closing its ports and no humanitarian ships are carrying out rescues. As the coronavirus pandemic dominates headlines, … Read more
Russian pilots intercepted a US Navy aircraft in an “unsafe and unprofessional manner” on Sunday for the second time within four days, claimed the US … Read more
Nearly 500 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean by two boats run by aid agencies were looking for safe ports in Malta and Italy, the groups … Read more
As Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway’s lesser known legacies … Read more
The United States will be assuming an active role in easing tensions created by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean, particularly following its maritime … Read more
Almost 1,300 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean in 2019, the International Organization for Migration announced.
The 1,282 drownings were 44% down on 2018, it said.… Read more
The threat of a military clash in the Mediterranean has drawn nearer following talks in which Turkey has underlined its willingness to send troops to … Read more
Turkey will resolutely continue defending its legitimate rights and interests in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday. Cavusoglu met UN-recognized Libya’s … Read more
A voracious, venomous species of fish that has invaded the Mediterranean from the Red Sea may be about to meet its match as conservationists urge … Read more
The Mediterranean basin is one of the hot spots of this global crisis, and in some ways it is being “hit harder than other parts … Read more
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has reached unprecedented levels of operational activity in supporting the asylum authorities of Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta.
At … Read more
The UN Security Council unanimously decided to extend the task of the Operation Sophia, off the Libyan coast, for another year.
The resolution adopted under … Read more
More than 1,000 migrants and refugees have died in the Mediterranean Sea this year, the sixth year in a row that this “bleak milestone” has … Read more
Levels of microplastics are rising across the Mediterranean Sea, according to marine biologists who have spent six years studying the scale of the problem.
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An Interpol maritime border operation has detected more than a dozen suspected “foreign terrorist fighters” (FTFs) travelling across the Mediterranean.
The exercise, Operation Neptune II, … Read more
Corsica Linea, a French passenger ferry company, announced on Monday that it had rescued 18 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
Euronews reports that the ferry … Read more
IOM reports that 46,521migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 28 August, roughly a 32 per cent decrease from the 68,029 arriving during … Read more
An Iranian ship held by Gibraltar since July on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria has left port.
The tanker is moving east into the … Read more
Merkel calls for restarting EU migrant rescue mission, emphasizes need to fix root cause of migration
Several months after the EU’s migrant rescue mission in the Mediterranean was suspended, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the operation to be resumed … Read more
In July, the number of detections of illegal border crossings on Europe’s main migratory routes rose 4% from the previous month to around 10 … Read more
Carrying boxes of fruit, Richard Gere visited rescued migrants Friday on a humanitarian ship that has been struck in the Mediterranean Sea for over a … Read more
Israeli Navy’s INS Lahav (L), US Navy’s USS Donald Cook (2-R), French Navy’s Fremm Auvergne (C) and Hellenic Navy’s HS Aegaeon (R) take part in … Read more
Libya’s Red Crescent said Friday its rescue workers had recovered the bodies of 62 migrants a day after one of the deadliest shipwrecks this year … Read more
Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee announced it has relaunched migrant rescue operations off Libya, seven months after it was forced to abandon efforts using its … Read more
European Union interior ministers meeting in Finland on Thursday failed to strike a stopgap deal to address ongoing disagreements about the bloc’s migration policies, particularly … Read more
German humanitarian group Sea-Eye says the crew of its ship rescued 44 people from a wooden boat in the Mediterranean Sea.
The sea rescue group … Read more
Updated: All 65 migrants on board the NGO rescue ship Alan Kurdi are to be brought to Malta for distribution in the EU
All 65 migrants on board the NGO rescue ship Alan Kurdi are to be brought to Malta for distribution in the EU after talks between … Read more
Libya considering freeing all migrants, Italian coast guard saves 55 persons whilst others refused port of entry
Libya is weighing freeing all migrants from detention centres after the massacre at Tajoura detention centre after an airstrike on Tuesday evening.
Interior Minister Fathi … Read more
A boat carrying 86 migrants from Libya sank in the Mediterranean Sea and only three passengers are known to have survived the shipwreck the day … Read more
The majority of the persons which were taken into Malta yesterday were children aged between 3 and 16 years.
Yesterday afternoon 24 migrants were brought … Read more
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 27,834 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 1 May, roughly a 35 per cent … Read more
Eight migrants lost their lives on Monday as they were crossing the Mediterranean.
The Turkish coastguard said that they managed to rescue 31 people from … Read more
Heads of European Union Mediterranean states offered full support on Friday for fellow EU member Cyprus in a dispute with Turkey over the ownership of … Read more
At least seven people died on Tuesday when a boat carrying migrants sank near the Greek island of Lesbos, the coastguard said.
Assisted by an … Read more
SUEZ CANAL: The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group transits the Suez Canal. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) is deployed to the U.S. Central … Read more
After recently providing air defence and escort duties to a French carrier strike group, HMS Duncan has moved on to join 200,000 tonnes of naval … Read more
The Cyprus Mail reported that Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades described the news from ExxonMobil of a substantial natural gas discovery in an offshore field inside … Read more
Germany is suspending participation in Operation Sophia, the EU naval deployment to counter human trafficking across the Mediterranean, as a result of hardening attitudes towards … Read more
Spain is preventing an NGO rescue boat from continuing its operations in the Mediterranean by stopping it from leaving a port in Barcelona.
The Directorate … Read more
Greek ambassador summoned by Turkish Foreign Ministry on long-standing disputes in the Mediterranean
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Greek ambassador, private broadcaster CNN Turk said on Tuesday, days after it called on Greece to avoid escalating long-standing disputes … Read more
US ExxonMobil to conduct test drills for hydrocarbons off the coast of Cyprus despite Turkey’s warning
US energy giant ExxonMobil said on Friday it plans to conduct test drills for hydrocarbons off the coast of Cyprus later this year despite Turkey … Read more
The bodies of 21 people, thought to be migrants trying to reach Spain, washed up on the shores of the Mediterranean this month, the U.N. … Read more
Euronews: Libya — with the backing of the European Union — has officially taken ownership of a large area of the sea migrant route into … Read more
MV Lifeline to enter Maltese harbours on Wednesday; 234 persons on board to be taken by 8 countries; MV Lifeline to be impounded and NGO investigated
The charity boat Lifeline docked at Malta on Wednesday evening, bringing to an end a saga which had more than 200 migrants stranded at sea … Read more
TgCom Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land
Italy’s Prime Minister says that ‘Spain’s decision is a turning point. From today Italy is no longer alone’
In a Facebook Post, Italian Prime Minister said that “Spain decided to welcome the Aquarius ship, which had been temporarily assisted by two Italian patrol … Read more
Summer tourism is leading to a sharp increase in the amount of plastic ending up in the Mediterranean Sea, new research shows. Analysis for the … Read more
Libyan Navy Force spokesman: Dubious NGOs’ vessels in the middle of the Mediterranean should leave as they are profiting off immigrants’ suffering.
The spokesman of the Libyan Navy Force, Ayoub Qassim, called on the dubious NGOs’ vessels at the middle of the Mediterranean to leave, saying they … Read more