Italian coastguard frees whale trapped in fishing net

Italian divers freed a whale trapped in a tangled fishing net off the coast of Lipari on Friday. Biologists working at a turtle recovery centre nearby alerted the coastguard to the trapped sperm whale and divers were sent to the scene. Using cutters and knives they sliced through the illegal net and freed the whale which then swam off apparently unharmed … Read more Italian coastguard frees whale trapped in fishing net

The boat that disappeared – BBC News

The IOM has warned that the current situation in the Mediterranean that could mean more and more people are disappearing at sea. The number of migrant boats leaving Libya for Europe has increased four times on last year and at the same time there are less search and rescue missions in operation. NGO boats are … Read more The boat that disappeared – BBC News

At least 24 Rohingya refugees stranded at sea die of starvation

At least 24 Rohingya refugees have died of starvation on a boat that has been adrift for two months. Hundreds of others were rescued by the Bangladeshi coastguard on Wednesday – after their boat failed to reach Malaysia. Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more At least 24 Rohingya refugees stranded at sea die of starvation

Erdogan orders Turkish coastguard to block migrants crossing Aegean Sea

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the Turkish coastguard to prevent migrants from crossing the Aegean Sea because of the risks, state media reported. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: … Read more Erdogan orders Turkish coastguard to block migrants crossing Aegean Sea

EU pledges $800m to Greece for refugee, migrant surge

The EU has promised $800m to Greece to deal with a refugee and migrant surge from Turkey. That came after Turkey said it would allow hundreds of thousands of people to pass through. Greece and Bulgaria have stepped up security on their side of the land border with Turkey. The Greek coastguard is now actively … Read more EU pledges $800m to Greece for refugee, migrant surge

Coastguard saves lives | nzherald.co.nz

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Italy strips immunity from far-right Salvini

Senators in Italy voted on Wednesday to lift immunity for far-right leader Matteo Salvini, opening the way for a potentially career-ending trial over accusations that he illegally detained migrants at sea last year. The result of the vote was due to be formally announced about 18:00 GMT, but a Reuters news agency’s tally, as the … Read more Italy strips immunity from far-right Salvini

Devon Coastguards Sacked for Using Common Sense | This Morning

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1JM41yF Ian Pedrick and Richard Clarkson, two Devon coastguards with decades of experience, were sacked when they used their own vehicle to rescue a car from the edge of a cliff. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency have defended their decision but have been blasted by MPs and the general public who … Read more Devon Coastguards Sacked for Using Common Sense | This Morning

UKTV: Salvage Code Red Special – Gulf Oil Disaster, 31st May 2010

This documentary follows the progress of the early response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, where a rig operated by BP blew up and killed eleven workers in the Gulf of Mexico, USA. Interviewing Coastguard, salvage experts and workers from the rig, National Geographic Channel shows exclusive footage of the fires, the rescues and the efforts … Read more UKTV: Salvage Code Red Special – Gulf Oil Disaster, 31st May 2010

UK: Coastguard Appeals for Information on Missing Swimmer

Portland Coastguard appealed for information from the public regarding a woman who went missing in the water near Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth, UK, on the morning of May 15th. Portland Coastguard Duty Watch Manager Ros Evans said: “The weather is very fair today with a calm sea, light airs and a very good visibility of 8 … Read more UK: Coastguard Appeals for Information on Missing Swimmer

Seychelles: Government Agrees to Try Somali Pirates

The government of the Seychelles has agreed to try alleged Somali pirates. The will be the second centre, set up by the EU, for trials of sailors apprehended by the European Union Naval Force Somalia (EU NAV FOR). Kenya has already undertaken trials of alleged pirates with help from the EU. The move coincides with … Read more Seychelles: Government Agrees to Try Somali Pirates

USA: BP Oil Spill – 42,000 Gallons of Oil Spilling into Ocean Every Day

In the Gulf of Mexico on 20th April 2010 a BP contracted oil-rig suffered an explosion before sinking to the sea bed leaving an oil pipe spilling 42,000 gallons of oil every day straight into the ocean. This translates as 158,970 litres. BP leased the oil rig from Transocean, but as the responsible party, must … Read more USA: BP Oil Spill – 42,000 Gallons of Oil Spilling into Ocean Every Day