Tanker El Hiblu 1 “taken over” a group of migrants off coast of Libya in an attempt to reach Malta

Tanker El Hiblu 1 “taken over” a group of migrants off coast of Libya in an attempt to reach Malta

'Hijacked' ship stormed by AFM, heading to Malta; Vessel was stopped 30 miles off island. A vessel "taken over" by a group of migrants was stormed by Maltese rescue forces early on Thursday and the vessel is expected to …
Mar 28, 2019 /  Vessels
Migrant Boat Sinks Off Tunisia, at Least Five Dead

Migrant Boat Sinks Off Tunisia, at Least Five Dead

Tunisia’s coast guard said it recovered the bodies of five migrants on Thursday whose boat sank as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lampedusa. Crews were now searching for another …
Aug 23, 2018 /  Accidents
Italy blocks extension of EU migrant mission in the Med

Italy blocks extension of EU migrant mission in the Med

Following an EU Committee report into the operation Sophia, which said the undertaking is not working, EU members seem less willing to continue the mission. The mission which, as the report says, was failing to deliver …
Jul 19, 2017 /  Curious
Port of Los Angeles Receives EPA Grant For Clean Terminal Equipment

Port of Los Angeles Receives EPA Grant For Clean Terminal Equipment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Port of Los Angeles an $800,000 grant to deploy more of the cleanest commercial equipment available for moving cargo. The award will pay between 25 to …
Dec 19, 2016 /  Finance
Port of New Orleans and Port of Greater Baton Rouge receive a $1.7Mln federal grant from the US Maritime Administration

Port of New Orleans and Port of Greater Baton Rouge receive a $1.7Mln federal grant from the US Maritime Administration

U.S. Department of Transportation Official Visits Port of Greater Baton Rouge To Officially Award MARAD Grant of $1.75 Million for Container-on-Barge Service  U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime …
Dec 8, 2016 /  Finance
US$33 Mln in future State Grant Allocations have been committed to Port of Miami – The Expansion Continues

US$33 Mln in future State Grant Allocations have been committed to Port of Miami – The Expansion Continues

On the heels of another record-breaking year for both cargo and cruise passengers, $33 million in State grants have been allocated to Port Miami over the next five years. This is another important step that will …
Nov 1, 2016 /  Finance
Italy Recovers 217 Bodies from Migrant Shipwreck

Italy Recovers 217 Bodies from Migrant Shipwreck

Italian emergency workers have recovered 217 bodies from the wreck of a boat that sank in the Mediterranean in April 2015, killing some 500 migrants, the Navy said on Thursday. The sinking was one of the worst known …
Jul 7, 2016 /  Accidents
Migrants Who Cannot Pay are being Sold for Organs, smuggler tells Italian authorities

Migrants Who Cannot Pay are being Sold for Organs, smuggler tells Italian authorities

Migrants unable to pay for their journeys across the Mediterranean are being sold to organ traffickers, an Eritrean smuggler has told Italian authorities. Nuredin Wehabrebi Atta, who was arrested by Italian police in …
Jul 4, 2016 /  Accidents
Norwegian ship rescues over 1,000 refugees (Video)

Norwegian ship rescues over 1,000 refugees (Video)

The Norwegian rescue vessel Siem Pilot on Wednesday (May 25) came to the aid of more than 1,000 people off the coast of Libya. The Siem Pilot has saved more than 19,000 refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean …
May 26, 2016 /  Vessels
Migrants storm French port of Calais and board P&O ferry Spirit of Britain (Video)

Migrants storm French port of Calais and board P&O ferry Spirit of Britain (Video)

Around 200 refugees managed to break into the port of Calais in northern France on Saturday (Jan 23) after a demonstration of support for migrants living in a slum nearby ended, enabling some of them to board the …
Jan 24, 2016 /  Accidents