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Tag: Mediterranean

  • Thursday, May 27th 2021 - 07:43 UTC

    Humpback whale found dead in a beach in southern France

    Humpback whales are not usually found in the Mediterranean where fin whales are more common.

    Suprise in the Mediterranean, a humpback whale was found dead on Wednesday on a beach in southern France, in what experts said was a rare incident. The seven-meter-long animal was evacuated from the beach at Carnon, near the seaside town of La Grande-Motte, and was to undergo an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

  • Thursday, August 13th 2020 - 07:09 UTC

    Italy's cruise industry begins sailing in the Mediterranean on August 15

    The MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica are to set sail on Aug. 16 and Aug. 29 from Genoa and Bari, respectively, to sites in Italy, Malta and Greece

    Italy's cruise industry is preparing to sail again in Mediterranean waters, hoping to help jumpstart the country's economy while restoring the reputation of the beleaguered global sector. MSC Cruises, a privately owned company based in Geneva, will resume operations with two departures from Italy this month, it said over the weekend.

  • Thursday, January 3rd 2019 - 08:46 UTC

    Illegal migrants: UK redeploys patrol vessels from Mediterranean to the Channel

    A total of 239 people have reached UK by boat since November. Home Secretary Sajid Javid was in Dover visiting Border Force staff patrolling the Channel. (AP Photo / Petros Giannakouris)

    An Iranian national and a British man have been arrested on suspicion of arranging the “illegal movement of migrants” across the English Channel. The National Crime Agency said the 33-year-old Iranian and 24-year-old Briton were held in Manchester. It comes after the government redeployed patrol vessels from the Mediterranean amid concerns over a rising number of crossings.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 08:34 UTC

    Italy refuses docking to 629 migrants; Minister Salvani has promised to deport half a million illegals

    Aquarius, which is operated jointly by Medecine Sans Frontiers and SOS Medeterranee, was refused a port of disembarkation by the Italian authorities

    A group of more than 600 migrants appear to have become the first subjects of the new Italian government's tough immigration stance without having even set foot on Italian soil. A charity rescue vessel carrying 629 people is currently stranded in the Mediterranean after Matteo Salvini, the new Italian interior minister, reportedly refused to allow it to dock at Italian ports.