Video of migrant ship sunken off Libya shows hundreds of bodies

A navy video of the corpse-filled interior of the sunken fishing boat that capsized last month off Libya coupled with survivor testimony make plausible fears that some 800 smuggled migrants died in the shipwreck, prosecutors in Sicily said on Friday.

French patrol boat saves 217 people from sea off Libya: Official

A French patrol boat on Saturday rescued 217 people from the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, maritime authorities said.

Over 300 Senegalese, Malian migrants drowned in Mediterranean

More than 300 Senegalese and Malian migrants have died in recent sinkings in the Mediterranean, their governments said today, as pressure mounted on European nations to take action.

Judge mulls charges for migrant disaster ship skipper

The Tunisian captain of a migrant boat in which at least 700 people drowned was to learn Friday what charges he will face over the deadly disaster.

Germany urges EU operation against people smugglers

Germany`s vice chancellor on Sunday called for European action against human traffickers after a refugee boat shipwreck in the Mediterranean was feared to have claimed 700 lives.

Migrants 'throw' fellow passengers overboard in religion row: Italian police
Migrants 'throw' fellow passengers overboard in religion row: Italian police

Italian police said Thursday they had arrested a group of African migrants after witnesses said they threw 12 passengers overboard following a row about religion on a boat headed to Europe.

'41 missing' in new migrant boat tragedy in Mediterranean: Reports

At least 40 migrants have drowned and many have been reported missing after another boat carrying refugees sank in the Mediterranean on Thursday, BBC quoted Italian media as reporting.

China sets off for excavation in disputed South China Sea

A Chinese archaeological team has embarked on a journey to excavate a shipwreck near Shanhu Island in the Xisha archipelago in the disputed South China Sea.

Tearful Concordia skipper pleads for mercy over fatal shipwreck

 Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino broke down in tears in court on Wednesday as he made an emotional last-ditch appeal to judges to clear him of causing the 2012 disaster.

500 feared dead in Mediterranean migrant shipwreck: IOM

As many as 500 migrants could have died after traffickers rammed and sank their boat in the Mediterranean last week, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Monday, quoting survivors.

At least 20 dead, dozens missing in shipwreck off Libya

More than 20 migrants have died and dozens are missing after their makeshift boat sank off the Libyan coast, the navy said late Tuesday.

Christmas Island shipwreck: Families of victims sue Australia

The Australian government has been sued by the relatives of asylum seekers which were killed in a shipwreck off Christmas Island in 2010.

Ten migrants die in shipwreck off Libya: Italian navy

Italian sailors have recovered 10 bodies of migrants after their rubber dinghy sank off the Libyan coast, Italy`s navy said today.

1200-year-old `tablet computer` found in ancient shipwreck

Turkish archaeologists have discovered a 1,200-year-old wooden object which they claim is an ancient equivalent of a tablet computer.

Shipwreck captain `jumped off` sinking Costa Concordia

A trainee officer on board the Costa Concordia when it sank off an Italian island last year told a court on Monday that the captain jumped to safety.

Shipwreck survivors protest ahead of ceremony for drowned

Survivors of Italy`s asylum shipwreck disaster held a sit-in at Lampedusa`s refugee centre on Monday, demanding to be taken to Sicily to join in a memorial ceremony for the victims.

Italy to step up patrols in hope of saving migrants from shipwreck

Survivors of Friday`s wreck reported their vessel had been fired on as they left Libya, said Barbara Molinario, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Italy migrant death toll reaches at least 185

An Italian government minister born in Africa watched wordlessly on Sunday as soldiers carried bags containing the bodies of would-be asylum seekers from her native continent who perished when their packed fishing boat sank within sight of the tiny island of Lampedusa.

Eight sailors rescued from Russian shipwreck

Eight sailors have been rescued while two are still missing from a refrigerator ship that sank Sunday in the Okhotsk Sea in Russia`s far east, the emergencies ministry said.

Roman shipwrecks found nearly a mile in deep water

Two shipwrecks from the Roman-era have been found off a western Greek island in deep water.