Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy

At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.

Myanmar state handed over more than 200 boat people

 Myanmar`s navy on Friday handed over to the country`s western Rakhine State government 208 Bangladeshi nationals who were found drifting at sea on a migrant boat.

Bay of Bengal migrant crisis: The boats and the numbers

In the past 10 days, nearly 3,000 boatpeople from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or swum to shore in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Malaysia turns away boats as death stalks weary migrants
Malaysia turns away boats as death stalks weary migrants

Malaysia has turned away two vessels carrying a combined 600 migrants, an official who spoke on condition of anonymity said Thursday, as concern mounted in the region over the fate of boatloads of people stranded at sea.

About 1,400 migrants rescued off Indonesia, Malaysia

 A second boat carrying hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh has been rescued off Indonesia`s far west coast, an official said Monday, less than a day after nearly 600 others arrived in a wooden vessel seeking refuge.

German Navy ship in Mediterranean migrant rescue

A German Navy ship on Friday came to the rescue of a boat carrying some 200 migrants in the Mediterranean, the Defence Ministry said, days after it joined a beefed-up EU mission.

Italian navy finds migrant disaster boat

 The Italian navy announced Thursday it had located the sunken wreck of a migrant boat in which 700 people are feared to have died last month.

Around 40 migrants die in sinking off Italy, survivors tell NGO
Around 40 migrants die in sinking off Italy, survivors tell NGO

Around 40 migrants died when an inflatable boat carrying more than 100 people sank off the coast of Italy, Save the Children quoted survivors as saying on Tuesday.

South Korean ferry disaster protestors march in Seoul

Holding yellow balloons and carrying banners, thousands of protestors marched in the South Korean capital Saturday, calling for an independent probe into last year`s ferry disaster.

Pakistan seeks details of boat seizure off Gujarat coast

Pakistan on Wednesday raised with India the issue of arrest of eight suspected Pakistani smugglers off the Porbandar coast in Gujarat and sought details of the incident.

South Korean ferry victim families scuffle with police

Relatives of the victims of last year`s ferry disaster scuffled with riot police at a protest in Seoul on Saturday, after the crowd attempted to march to the president`s residence.

At least 10 dead as migrant boat sinks off Sicily

A boat transporting migrants has capsized off Sicily, killing at least 10 people, while scores were rescued, the Italian coastguard said on Wednesday.

Overloaded Bangladesh ferry capsizes, 7 bodies recovered

 An overloaded ferry carrying over 100 people capsized Sunday after being hit by a cargo trawler in Padma river in Bangladesh, media reports said adding that rescuers had recovered at least seven bodies, including that of a child.

Boat capsizes in Rajasthan; 1 dead, 2 children feared drowned

A 25-year-old woman died while two children were also feared drowned after a boat capsized in the backwater of Mahi river in Banswara district in Rajasthan on Tuesday.

Bodies found after Bangladesh migrant boat sinks


Dhajka: Rescuers pulled seven bodies Friday from a fishing boat that sank off the Bangladesh coast carrying migrants to Malaysia, as a search continued for a dozen still missing, an official said.

Five missing after fishing boat capsizes off Portugal

 Rescuers were searching on Wednesday for five fishermen missing after their boat capsized in rough seas off Portugal`s Atlantic coast, rescue services said.

People in Pak boat were suspected terrorists: Rajnath Singh

 With questions over Coast Guard's 'boat' operation persisting, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said those travelling in the Pakistani vessel were suspected terrorists as per the "given circumstances".

Pakistan rejects India's claims on blowing up of boat

Pakistan has rejected India's claim that the crew of a Pakistani fishing boat blew up and sank their vessel in an attempt to evade capture at the hands of the Indian Navy in a high-speed chase at sea, Geo News reported Saturday.

At least 129 dead after boat capsizes in DR Congo: officials

 At least 129 people drowned after a boat capsised on Thursday night on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new official death toll.

11 Egypt fishermen drown as boat sinks

An Egyptian fishing boat crashed into a container ship today in the Gulf of Suez, killing 11 fishermen and injuring 11 while 23 men remain missing, officials said.