Posts Tagged ‘coastguards’

Over 300 migrants rescued off Libya coast in separate operations

  • 13 May 2018 - 13:20
Over 300 migrants rescued off Libya coast in separate operations

More than 70 migrants, including three children, were rescued today off the coast of Libya as the Aquarius, chartered by the NGOs SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders came to their aid. An AFP photographer was aboard the vessel as rescuers hauled at least 73 people to safety,...

Libyan coastguards rescued 252 illegal migrants on Saturday

  • 11 March 2018 - 11:41
Libyan coastguards rescued 252 illegal migrants on Saturday

The Libyan navy on Saturday rescued 252 migrants seeking to reach Europe, in two separate operations off the country's western coast. "We were alerted... to the position of a migrant boat" around 30km off Zawiya, west of Tripoli, navy captain Rami al-Hadi Ghomed said. He said the 140...

Spanish NGO says its ship seized by Libyan coastguards, ponders suspension of work

  • 17 August 2017 - 10:00
Spanish NGO says its ship seized by Libyan coastguards, ponders suspension of work

The Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms announced Tuesday evening via social networks that its ship, Blue Gulf, had been seized for two hours by the Libya coastguard in international waters and forced to head to Libyan ones, ANSA reported Wednesday. ''Having been released, the Blue Gulf is sailing...