Over 1,000 more migrants rescued over weekend in Mediterranean

Aug 10, 2015

Over 1,000 more migrants rescued over weekend in Mediterranean

More than 1,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean over the weekend, Italy’s Coast Guard said Sunday, with further tragedies narrowly averted. Several inflatable dinghies intercepted on Sunday were so overcrowded they risked capsizing, and one boat was listing badly when it ...

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 ...