After the drowning deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean, Meloni’s government tightens immigration laws. The Italian right-wing government has decided to introduce prison sentences ranging from 20 to 30 years for people traffickers who cause the deaths of migrants as a part of new regulations aimed at tackling illegal immigration.
The Italian Chamber of Deputies has approved a government decree designed to limit the activity of ‘humanitarian’ vessels escorting migrants from the Mediterranean to the shores of Italy.
Exactly one month after Britain’s declaration of war on the German Reich (September 3, 1939) a U-boot skipper’s audacious opportunism sent the first of five of Britain’s battleships and battlecruisers to the bottom of Scapa Flow. Situated on Scotland’s stormy west coast this fortress harbour served as an English lair from which Royal Navy ships ambushed German shipping navigating the North Sea.
It is always sad to read of deaths by drowning. Such tragedies are common but most heart-rending is the many that die not through drowning but through lack of knowledge. Those more aware of how to respond in a difficult situation would survive.
On the morning of 2 October 1942, the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Curacao rendezvoused north of Ireland with the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary, which was carrying approximately 10,000 American troops of the 29th Infantry Division.
Ah, such a breed of men as they,
Once sailed upon the sea,
And I was one with all of them,
Each man was found in me.
We sailed and dared, we often bared,
Our souls on oceans vast,
When gazing past horizons,
We shipped before the mast.
Luxury cars worth over $400 million were destroyed in cargo ship fire. The Felicity Ace was carrying more than 4,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles destroying over $400-million-worth of luxury and commercial vehicles, according to a risk modelling firm.
BREAKING NEWS: Eleven passengers were missing and two missing after a blaze engulfed a ferry sailing from Greece to Italy early on Friday. Firefighters were still battling to rescue people trapped on the ship, authorities said.
One of the fishermen feared dead when a Spanish fishing vessel sank off the Newfoundland coast earlier this week was the sole survivor of another maritime tragedy in Galway Bay over two decades ago. In October 2000, Ricardo Arias Garcia, a native of Marin in Spain, was plucked from the Skerd Rocks in outer Galway Bay by the Irish Coast Guard helicopter operating from Shannon.
With his ten hours at the helm of the MV Britannic completed the tenderfoot seaman acquired his Steering Ticket. In the meantime, Michael also added his Lifeboat Ticket to his haul. Still a deck boy he was now judged qualified to follow any course given to him by any ship’s commanding deck officer.