Nearly 60 people are missing five days after a ship sank off Yemen’s remote Socotra island, its fisheries minister said on Wednesday, with state media reporting that only two people had been rescued. The boat went missing five days ago while heading from Yemen’s southeastern port city of Mukalla towards[…]
At least 42 people, including 17 children, drowned when their boats capsized off two Greek islands near the Turkish coast on Friday, coastguards said, marking one of the deadliest days for migrants risking the perilous route to Europe from Turkey. According to survivors’ testimonies, dozens were on board a wooden[…]
An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, among them 13 women, maritime officials said. The boat, which maritime officials estimated had about 70 people aboard, had left Sabak Bernam in Malaysia’s[…]
A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the overcrowded boat had set off, said there had been around 400 people[…]
Hundreds of migrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean are feared to have drowned after their overcrowded fishing boat capsized off Libya, Italy’s coastguard said on Wednesday. The boat had run into difficulty 15 nautical miles off Libya and sent out a distress call, picked up by the coastguard[…]
Myanmar’s navy is escorting a boat crammed with 727 abandoned migrants to an undisclosed location, four days after intercepting it in the Andaman Sea, the country’s information minister said on Tuesday. The migrants, who were found drifting on Friday in a converted fishing boat that was taking on water, wanted[…]
Nearly 5,800 migrants rescued from boats off the coast of Libya over the past 48 hours have arrived on the Italian port of Pozzallo, according to coastguard officials. The development comes as part of European coastguard agencies’ biggest rescue operation this year. Al Jazeera’s Stephanie Dekker, reporting on Monday from[…]
Italian prosecutors have charged a Tunisian captain of an overcrowded migrant boat that sunk off the Libyan coast with multiple manslaughter. The captain of the vessel and a Syrian, allegedly a member of the ship’s crew, were taken from a group of 27 survivors who arrived in the Sicilian port[…]
At least 20 migrants are feared dead after another incident involving migrant boats off the Libyan coast, the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) said after receiving a distress call. The IOM said a person on board one of three boats carrying hundreds of migrants made the call on Monday, a[…]
An estimated 300 people are feared dead after attempting to reach Italy from Libya in three inflatable rafts, the UN refugee agency said after speaking to survivors rescued by Italy’s coastguard in the past few days. An Italian tug boat rescued nine people who had been on two different boats[…]
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