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Greece: 62 migrants rescued from sailboat in Aegean

Nov. 14, 2022 06:12 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard says dozens of migrants have been rescued from a sailboat that issued a distress call after it began taking on water while sailing in the eastern Aegean Sea. The coast guard said it had launched a search and rescue operation after...

Death toll from migrant boat sinking in Greece rises to 20

Nov. 02, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rescue crews searching for dozens of migrants missing from the sinking of a sailing boat in rough weather off an island near Athens were recovering mostly bodies on Wednesday, with only one more survivor — the 12th so far — plucked from the sea. The coast...

Greece: Dozens missing after boat carrying migrants sinks

Nov. 01, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard searched Tuesday for dozens of migrants reported missing after the overloaded sailboat they were on capsized and sank in rough seas off an island near Athens, authorities said. The incident overnight was the latest in a series of recent...

Report: More than 29,000 migrants to Europe died since 2014

Oct. 25, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — More than 29,000 migrants have died trying to reach Europe since 2014, with 5,000 deaths in the last two years, the International Organization for Migration said in a report Tuesday. The U.N. agency's Missing Migrants Project spoke of “increasing numbers of deaths...

Italian coast guard finds bodies of 2 minors on migrant boat

Oct. 21, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Two minors were found dead Friday on a migrant boat carrying nearly 40 people in the Mediterranean Sea and a search was under way for a woman reported missing from the vessel, Italy's coast guard said. A coast guard statement said 36 people were found alive on the boat,...

2 dead, 2 missing after vessels collide near Dutch island

Oct. 21, 2022 05:33 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A water taxi and a ferry collided on the Wadden Sea near the northwestern Dutch island of Terschelling early Friday, leaving two people dead and two missing, emergency services said. The ferry was carrying 27 passengers and crew while there were eight...

Sri Lanka steps up search for navy boat with 6 aboard

Oct. 15, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities have stepped up a search for a navy boat that went missing a month ago along with six sailors while patrolling in the Indian Ocean off the island nation, a navy spokesman said on Saturday. Navy spokesman Capt. Indika de Silva said...

Families of crash victims rain wrath on Airbus, Air France

Oct. 10, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Distraught families whose loved ones died in Air France's worst-ever crash on Monday shouted down the CEOs of the airline and of planemaker Airbus as the two companies went on trial on manslaughter charges for the 2009 accident over the Atlantic Ocean. Cries of...

61 migrants rescued by freighter off Malta reach Crete

Sep. 07, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of 61 migrants picked up by a cargo ship from a crippled fishing boat in the central Mediterranean have safely reached the island of Crete hours after a severely ill child on the freighter died while being airlifted to Greece, Greek authorities said Wednesday. ...

Relatives lose contact with Lebanese migrant ship near Malta

Sep. 06, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and relatives of Lebanese and Syrian migrants aboard a fishing boat taking on water near the island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea said Tuesday they lost contact with the vessel overnight. The roughly 60 Lebanese and Syrian migrants on board had told...