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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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Greece has been secretly abandoning migrants at sea to get rid of them

Migrants. Rocks. Shore. Children

PortandTerminal.com, August 15, 2020 ATHENS – The New York Times is reporting (paywall) that at least 1,072 migrants were sailed to the edge of Greece’s territorial waters on inflatable, sometimes rudderless, life rafts and abandoned by Greek authorities. The Times analyzed evidence from multiple sources, including academic researchers, the Turkish Coast Guard, and independent watchdogs groups. They found that there …

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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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Port of Calais caught in middle of ongoing migrant crisis

Peter Stewart, PortandTerminal.com, June 2, 2019 Seventy-four people including children have been detained after eight small boats were intercepted in the English Channel trying to reach England from Calais Calais, France – Britain’s Border Force intercepted 74 people Saturday, including minors, on eight vessels trying to cross the English Channel into Britain. French authorities stopped two other boats.  France’s northern ports …

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