Migrant Boats

Cyprus Intercepts 36 Syrian Migrants On Boat

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say they have intercepted 36 Syrian migrants, including 11 women and 14 children, after their boat was located off the Mediterranean island nation’s southeastern coast.


Migrants Reaching Spain by Sea Up 120 Percent

(AP) — The Spanish government reports that the number of migrants reaching the country by sea is up more than 120 percent this year as the so-called Western Mediterranean route gained recognition as an alternative way to Europe.

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Spain Set to Top Greece in Migrant Sea Arrivals

MADRID (AFP) – Spain could overtake Greece this year in the number of migrants arriving by sea, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Thursday, coming shore on boats and even jet-skis.

Would-be immigrants arrive on the Canary Island of Tenerife in a small boat near the Puerto de Los Cristianos Wednesday May 17, 2006. Over 133 immigrants arrived in Tenerife Wednesday in two separate boats and over the weekend, nearly 1,000 Africans, the highest volume over a two-day period this year, …

Migrant Crisis: EU Limits Sale of Inflatable Boats to Libya

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is allowing members to restrict sales of inflatable boats and outboard motors to Libya in an effort to stop dangerous migrant smuggling across the Mediterranean. EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to allow member countries

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Spanish Navy Rescues 30 Migrants Sailing From Morocco

MADRID (AP) — A woman and a child died after the boat in which they and 31 other migrants were trying to reach Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, Spain’s maritime rescue service said Wednesday.

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EU Naval Mission Failing To Stop People-Smugglers, Say French MPs

The European Union (EU) task force in the Mediterranean is doing a “wonderful job” of rescuing illegal migrants at sea and escorting them to Europe, say French MPs, but failing to fulfil its primary role of tackling criminal people-smugglers. “Today