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Italy impounds migrant rescue ships

The Italian coastguard impounded two charity rescue boats at Palermo port citing “technical and operational” irregularities, which the owners denounc as an excuse to...

Libyan coastguard picks up migrants

Libya’s Coast Guard picked up 493 migrants on six inflatable boats in six operations in a week northeast and northwest of Tripoli. The migrants,...

Italian minister bars coastguard ship carrying migrants

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini did not allow an Italian coastguard vessel carrying migrants to dock until European Union countries agreed to take them in. The...

Migrants apparently forced off container ship

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Libyan authorities allegedly forcibly disembarked at least 79 migrants who refused to leave a cargo ship that rescued them before docking in...

Libyan Coast Guard migrant mission

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The Libyan Coast Guard picked up 315 migrants trying to reach Europe in three inflatable boats in the Mediterranean Sea, a spokesman...

EU training for Libyan coastguard

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A further module has been added to the training provided by EU NavFor Med's Operation Sophia for the Libyan coastguard. The training package,...

Italy confirms patrol boat donation to Libya

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Italy's parliament has approved the donation of 12 patrol vessels to Libya to enhance its Coast Guard in dealing with the migrant...

Five hundred plus migrants picked up by Libya coastguard

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Libya's coastguard collected 574 migrants from inflatable boats in three operations off the North African country's coast, naval forces spokesman Ayoub Qassem...

Migrant charity files manslaughter complaint against Libya and cargo vessel

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Charity Proactiva Open Arms filed a complaint, including involuntary manslaughter, with the Spanish police against a cargo ship for failing to help...

Libyan coastguard in major migrant rescue

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Libyan coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and recovered 10 bodies officials and a witness at...

Libyan coastguard commander admits hitting migrants

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A Libyan coastguard commander sanctioned by the United Nations for alleged human trafficking and migrant smuggling said he hits migrants but does...

Libyan coastguard recovers bodies

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Libyan coastguards recovered the bodies of five migrants and picked up 191 survivors off the coast west of Tripoli. Libya's western coast...

Migrants intercepted by Libyan coastguard

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Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted more than 500 migrants on four inflatable boats off the country's western coast and returned them to Libya,...

Migrant bodies received off Libya

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The Libyan coastguard recovered bodies of 11 migrants who died off Libya's western shore during an attempted crossing to Italy, a spokesman...

EU to step up Libyan coastguard training

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The European Union wants to rapidly expand training of the Libyan coastguard to stem migrant flows to Italy and reduce deaths at...

Libyan coastguard intercepts migrants on rubber boats

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The Libyan coastguard picked up 324 migrants trying to leave the North African country on board two rubber boats. Libya's western coastline is...

EU support for Libya coastguard is “inhuman” – UN human rights...

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The European Union's support for the Libyan coastguard is leading to arbitrary and indefinite imprisonment of migrants in "inhuman" conditions, the UN...

Libya coastguard intercepts migrants

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Libya's coastguard intercepted 299 migrants from sub-Saharan African countries on two rubber boats east of Tripoli, officials said. The migrants were intercepted...

Mediterranean migrants “lucky” to dodge Libya coastal clampdown

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Migrants rescued in the Mediterranean last week said they were lucky to dodge increased sea and police patrols that have reduced arrivals...

Thousand plus migrants turned back by Libya coastguard

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Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of Tripoli, a spokesman said. There has been a...

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