General information

Name:
Lampedusa
Country:
Italy
UN/Locode:
ITLMP
Local time:
Moored Vessels:
4
Expected Vessels:
0
Berths:
1
Coordinates:
N 35° 30' E 012° 36'

Moored Vessels

Name
Type
Moored
Sailing Vessel
26.06. 18:55
Fishing Vessel
27.06. 21:38
High-speed Craft
27.06. 08:34
High-speed Craft
27.06. 19:16

Expected Vessels

Name
Type
Expected

Sailed Vessels

Name
Type
Sailed
Passenger Ship
27.06. 20:41
Passenger Ship
27.06. 11:18
Passenger Ship
26.06. 11:17

Latest news

Italy rescues nearly 6,000 migrants in a single weekend

Tue Apr 14 11:12:08 CEST 2015 arnekiel

Italy’s coastguard and navy have rescued nearly 6,000 migrants since Friday, as warm weather and improving sea conditions prompted an even higher number of boats than usual to set off from north Africa. Rescue operations are still under way and at least nine migrants have died after their boat capsized about 80 miles off the coast of Libya, according to reports on Monday morning. About 144 people were saved in that operation. Concerns have already been raised about the logic and morality of Europe’s decision to cut back maritime rescue operations in the Mediterranean last autumn. The EU is expected to announce a review of its policies in early May. The new arrivals bring the total number of migrants who have entered Italy to more than 15,000 since the start of the year, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), which tracks the figures closely. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/13/italy-rescues-nearly-6000-migrants-in-a-single-weekend

Second migrant vessel sinks off Lampedusa with 200 aboard, 50 bodies sighted

Sat Oct 12 07:57:10 CEST 2013 arnekiel

Rescuers have reported seeing bodies in the water after a boat carrying as many as 200 migrants capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa. The accident happened around 65 miles southeast of the Mediterranean island, in waters for which Malta has search and rescue responsibilities. The Italian coastguard and Maltese government officials have confirmed that a search and rescue operation is under way. The Italian news agency ANSA reported that about 50 bodiess had so far been sighted, including around 10 children, following the accident about 100km south of the island of Lampedusa. At least 339 people drowned on October 3 when a boat carrying Eritrean and Somali migrants sank near the tiny southern Italian island of Lampedusa, southwest of Sicily.

Death toll from last Thursday's tragedy rises to 232.

Tue Oct 08 09:27:53 CEST 2013 arnekiel

Deep-sea divers "unpacked a wall of people" from the hull of a smuggler's trawler on the sea floor near this Italian island, gingerly untangling the dead would-be migrants in the latest and most painstaking phase of a recovery operation following the ship's fiery capsizing. It was the first time the divers had been able to reach the hull, and authorities said 38 more bodies were recovered on Monday, raising the death toll from last Thursday's tragedy to 232. Scores more are believed missing; most, if not all, were Eritreans trying to reach Europe in search of asylum and a better life. "They unpacked a wall of people," said navy captain Paolo Trucco of the deep-sea specialists. The bodies "were so entwined, one with the other, it is indescribable. They were so trapped they were difficult to pull out." More at http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2013/10/08/12/00/italy-divers-find-wall-of-bodies-in-boat

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