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Fifteen feared dead as migrants rubber boat sinks off Libya

Fifteen feared dead as migrants rubber boat sinks off Libya

Italy's coastguard said today that 15 people had been rescued from a sinking rubber dinghy off Libya, amid fears dozens more may have drowned.

Libyan coastguard rescues 115 migrants off Tripoli

Libya's coastguard said it rescued 115 migrants today who had been aboard a rubber boat that broke down off Tripoli, and that one migrant had drowned.

South Korea vows armed crackdown on Chinese fishing ships

South Korea vows armed crackdown on Chinese fishing ships

South Korea`s coastguard warned Tuesday of a "more aggressive" firearms policy towards Chinese fishing boats illegally operating in its waters, following a clash that sank one of its vessels.

At least 28 migrants dead off Libya: Coastguard

Twenty-eight Europe-bound migrants were found dead on a day of frantic rescues off Libya, including at least 22 in an overloaded wooden boat, an AFP photographer and the Italian coastguard said.

Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya: Coastguard

Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya: Coastguard

The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue of about 6,500 migrants off of Libya in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years.

More than 2,000 boat migrants rescued off Italy, 45 dead

More than 2,000 boat migrants rescued off Italy, 45 dead

It is not known how many people had been on board the boat before it began to deflate.

Indo-Japan coastguards to begin joint exercise today

The Coast Guards of India and Japan will be conducting a joint exercise called 'Sahyog-Kaijin' off the Chennai coast on Friday.

Turkish coastguard exercise likely slowed migrant arrivals, briefly: IOM

A Turkish coastguard training operation appears to have dramatically decreased migrant arrivals to Greece, the International Organization for Migration said Friday, but stressed the large influx had resumed after just a few days.

Libya coastguard rescues 346 migrants

 The Libyan coastguard said it rescued 346 migrants on Tuesday, almost 100 of them women and children, crammed onto rubber boats and stranded off the country`s coast.

Another 1,400 migrants rescued off Libya, 52 found dead

Another 1,400 migrants rescued off Libya, 52 found dead

A Swedish coastguard ship docked at the Sicilian port of Palermo on Thursday carrying more than 570 migrants and the bodies of 52 people, officials said. 

More than 1,000 more migrants rescued in Mediterranean

More than 1,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean over the weekend, Italy's coastguard has said , with further tragedies narrowly averted.

One crew still missing on burning ferry off Japan coast

Rescuers on Saturday launched an onboard search for a missing crew member after a fire broke out on a ferry off the coast of northern Japan prompting the evacuation of dozens of passengers, the coastguard said.

Ukraine coastguard boat blast kills one, injures six

One Ukrainian coastguard was killed, five were injured and their commander remained unaccounted for on Sunday after their cutter hit a mine planted in the bay of the strategic eastern port of Mariupol, officials said.

Ukraine coastguard boat blast injures six, one missing

Six Ukrainian coastguards were hurt and their commander remained unaccounted for Sunday after their cutter hit a mine planted in the bay of the strategic eastern port of Mariupol, officials said.

Philippine leader welcomes evolving Japan security role

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday welcomed Japan`s growing security engagement, as regional tensions with China grow, the day after signing a deal to buy 10 ships to bolster his coastguard.

Japan jails Chinese skipper over coral poaching

A Japanese court today jailed a Chinese skipper for coral poaching in what was reportedly the first such punishment since the coastguard began reporting waves of illegal boats.

Libya coastguard intercepts 500 migrants

 Libya`s coastguard on Sunday intercepted five boats carrying around 500 mostly African migrants trying to reach Europe and brought them back to shore, an official said.

Fearing attack, Italian coastguards seek weapons

Italy`s coastguard on Friday called on the government to change its status so that its 11,000 seamen can carry weapons, amid mounting concern over the possibility of attacks by people traffickers or terrorists.

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