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76 desperate migrants jump overboard from charity boat

Migrants jumping from ship

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 ROME (Reuters) – Some 70 migrants jumped overboard from the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms on Thursday, in an attempt to swim to the nearby southern Italian city of Palermo. Those who jumped into the sea, part of a group of more than 270 people, were picked up by Italian coastguard and police ships. The charity …

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Three migrants lose hope and jump off a Maersk tanker

Migrants on ship. Tanker in distance

PortandTerminal.com, September 7, 2020 COPENHAGEN – Three people lost hope on Sunday and jumped into the Mediterranean near Malta from a stranded Maersk tanker they’ve been stranded on now for over a month. Maersk’s crew rescued the 3 desperate migrants along with 24 others on Aug. 4 from a wooden dinghy that had been at sea for days. The rickety …

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Punished for answering SOS. Maersk ship stuck at sea after rescuing 27 migrants

Migrants sit in a boat alongside the Maersk Etienne tanker

REUTERS, AUGUST 20, 2020 COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – A Maersk oil tanker has been anchored off the coast of Malta for two weeks after rescuing 27 migrants, including a child and a pregnant woman, with authorities in Malta and Tunisia denying the vessel entry, the company said on Wednesday. The crew of Maersk Etienne, an oil tanker owned by Denmark’s Maersk …

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Outspoken ice cream maker Ben and Jerry’s turns fire on UK boat migrant crisis

Migrants prepare to disembark at Dover harbour, in Dover, Britain August 12, 2020.

REUTERS, AUGUST 12, 2020 LONDON (Reuters) – The British government has become embroiled in an unlikely row with ice cream maker Ben and Jerry’s over its approach to migrants arriving by boat from France, after the brand criticised ministers’ increasingly bellicose rhetoric. More than 500 migrants have arrived on British beaches in recent days, with many fleeing poverty, persecution or …

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UK armed forces are asked to help deal with migrant boats crossing Channel

FILE PHOTO: Border Force crews of British Coastal Patrol vessels position their craft in Ramsgate harbour, Britain, January 4, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

REUTERS, AUGUST 8, 2020 LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s armed forces have been asked to help deal with boats carrying migrants across the Channel from France, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday after a spate of arrivals on the southern English coast. Taking advantage of a spell of hot weather and calm sea conditions, hundreds of people including children and pregnant …

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Greece wants floating fence to keep migrants out

Coast Guard boat in Europe approaching another inflatable boat filled with migrants

Reuters, January 30, 2020 ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece wants to install a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to deter migrants arriving at its islands’ shores through Turkey, government officials said on Thursday. Greece served as the gateway to the European Union for more than one million Syrian refugees and other migrants in recent years. While an agreement with Turkey …

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Stowaways found in another refrigerated container bound for UK

PortandTerminal.com, November 19, 2019 25 illegal immigrants discovered in a refrigerated container on the DFDS Britannia Seaways freight ferry. The ship was en route to England but returned after the discovery VLAARDINGEN, NETHERLANDS – At least 25 stowaways have been found in a refrigerated container on a ferry bound for the UK from the Netherlands. Unlike the last incident in …

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Truck driver appears in court after 39 migrants found dead in container

PortandTerminal.com, October 29, 2019 Last Wednesday morning, the bodies of 39 Chinese and Vietnamese nationals were found in a refrigerated truck trailer just outside the Purfleet freight terminal, a ro/ro freight ferry port 18 miles outside of London on the River Thames. ESSEX, ENGLAND – The truck driver accused of manslaughter after dozens of bodies were found in a refrigerated …

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UK HORROR: Latest on the 39 migrants frozen dead in a reefer container

PortandTerminal.com, October 25, 2019 Last Wednesday, the bodies of 39 Chinese and Vietnamese migrants who froze to death in a refrigerated (reefer) container were discovered. England is in horror and shock. They should be horrified. They shouldn’t be shocked. ESSEX, ENGLAND – The discovery of 39 Chinese and Vietnamese immigrants found frozen to death in the back of a truck …

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