Marine Link
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Italy: Refugee Boat Sinking, 100s Feared Lost

October 4, 2013

Map of the disaster area: Image CCL

Map of the disaster area: Image CCL

At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. A total of 103 bodies have been recovered and more have been found inside the wreck, reported BBC News citing local coast guards.

Passengers reportedly threw themselves into the sea when a fire broke out on board. More than 150 of the migrants have been rescued. Most of those on board were from Eritrea and Somalia.

According to the BBC News report, the boat was believed to have been carrying up to 500 people at the time, and some 200 are unaccounted for.

Source: BBC News



 
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Nov 2016 - Workboat Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News