6 500 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

2015-05-04 15:06

Italian authorities have rescued a record 6 551 migrants in 34 separate interventions in the central Mediterranean, including a woman who gave birth to a girl soon after being rescued.

Migrant boat capsizes off Egyptian coast

2015-05-02 21:55

Egyptian security officials say a boat carrying mostly Sudanese and Syrian migrants has capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, killing three people.

Captain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison

2015-04-28 08:21

The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year’s disaster that killed more than 300 people has been given an increased sentence of life in prison by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide.

Captain of the capsized Libyan boat arrested in Italy

2015-04-21 08:22

Prosecutors say that they have arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.

180 rescued after ferry runs aground off Turkey

2015-04-20 13:24

More than 180 people have been rescued from a ferry which ran aground off a Turkish island in a storm, after an overnight ordeal lasting 14 hours, state media and officials say.

'Worst-ever' migrant shipwreck calls for EU action

2015-04-20 07:30

EU ministers are heading into crisis talks under pressure to confront human trafficking gangs, with more than 700 people feared dead in what may be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant disaster to date.

WWII silver worth $50m recovered from deep wreck

2015-04-16 19:05

Marine salvage experts have recovered $50m in silver coins from a ship sunk by a German submarine in 1942 as it was transporting the cash from India to London.

Three Russian ships in English Channel

2015-04-14 19:25

Three Russian ships including a destroyer have entered the English Channel and are being monitored by Britain's Royal Navy as they pass through.

Body of Israeli girl found after Thai boat catches fire

2015-04-09 15:06

A search team has found the body of a 12-year-old Israeli girl, the only fatality from a tourist boat that caught fire in the Andaman Sea off the country's southwest, Thai officials say.

Scientists map Caribbean seafloor in 12-year project

2015-04-08 09:06

US scientists have completed a nearly two-week mission to explore waters around the US Virgin Islands as part of a 12-year project to map the Caribbean seafloor and help protect its reefs.


More than 3 400 migrants rescued at sea

2015-05-03 11:29

More than 3 400 migrants have been rescued at sea, mainly off Libya, as Europe seeks ways to deal with the flood of people trying to reach its shores.

Seamen stuck in vessel off Cape coast since March

2015-04-29 09:32

Over 20 crewmen say they're being treated worse than prisoners after being stuck on a bulk carrier off Cape Town since March because the owners of the vessel ran into financial difficulties.

Mistakes caused migrant ship disaster

2015-04-21 13:22

Italian authorities say that the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant boat disaster had been caused by a combination of mistakes by the captain and the ship being impossibly overcrowded.

Operations to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean underway

2015-04-20 16:28

Several operations have been launched to rescue migrants making the perilous journey to European shores from North Africa.

UN appeals for safe havens after shipwreck tragedy

2015-04-20 11:33

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to world governments to share the burden of taking in refugees after more than 700 migrants were feared dead in the latest Mediterranean boat tragedy.

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

2015-04-19 11:34

As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, the Times of Malta reports

Survivors of South Korean ferry tragedy struggle with guilt

2015-04-16 13:15

South Korean ferry tragedy leaves survivors wrestling with guilt, siblings seeking meaning.

South Korean ferry victim families scuffle with police

2015-04-11 17:49

Relatives of the victims of last year's ferry disaster have scuffled with riot police at a protest in Seoul, after the crowd attempted to march to the president's residence.

Govt assisting SA fishermen stranded in Angola

2015-04-08 11:14

The department of international relations and co-operation says it is trying to assist a predominantly South African crew of a ship impounded by Angolan authorities for unpaid dock fees.

Firefighters try to sink Russian nuclear sub

2015-04-07 21:42

Russian emergency crews are trying to submerge a nuclear submarine that caught fire while undergoing repairs in dry dock.

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