Mediterranean Sea

80 migrants rescued in Mediterranean Sea

German charity Sea-Eye said it had rescued 78 migrants off the Libyan coast on Saturday and accused Libyan authorities of harassing rescuers and acting illegally, France 24 reports. The Alan Kurdi, named after a Syrian child whose …

Iran's tanker Grace 1 to leave Gibraltar under new name

Iran's oil tanker Grace 1, released yesterday from Gibraltar after being held there for over a month, will head to the Mediterranean Sea under a new name, Adrian Darya, deputy head of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization Jalil …

Turkish forces seize 5 tons of powdered marijuana

Nearly 5 tons of powdered marijuana were seized in international waters on the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey's Interior Ministry said. The operation against drug smugglers was conducted by Turkish police, gendarmerie and coast guard on …

Rescued migrants hijack merchant ship near Libya

Migrants have hijacked a merchant vessel that rescued them off Libya's coast, ordering the crew to head towards Malta, according to reports. More than 100 migrants aboard the cargo ship are said to have acted after being told they …