Joint operation rescues 2,700 migrants in 13 boats off Libya

Jul 16, 2015

Joint operation rescues 2,700 migrants in 13 boats off Libya

Around 2,700 migrants were rescued from 13 boats near the coast of Libya on Wednesday, Italy’s Coast Guard said. A German navy vessel and a search and rescue ship deployed by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres participated in the rescues along with the Italian ...

Jun 29, 2015

Italian Coast Guard: Single-day joint effort rescues 2,900 migrants

Italian Coast Guard ships and vessels from a multination naval mission and humanitarian organizations rescued at least 2,900 migrants Sunday from 21 boats launched by smugglers from Libyan shores, authorities said. The coast guard said the rescues were carried out by military vessels from ...

Tunisia rescues 356 Italy-bound migrants stranded off southeast coast

Jun 11, 2015

Tunisia rescues 356 Italy-bound migrants stranded off southeast coast

Tunisia’s navy on Wednesday rescued 356 migrants including a 2-month-old baby girl off the country’s southeastern coast near Ben Guerdane, the Red Crescent said. Red Crescent official Ammar Lamloum told AFP that the group of migrants, mainly Africans, had been trying to reach the ...