Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

The Surge in Illegal Migration to the Old Continent…

The Surge in Illegal Migration to the Old Continent…
George Kiourktsoglou The Surge in Illegal Migration to the Old Continent: a Formidable Challenge to the European Intelligence Apparatus by George Kiourktsoglou, Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London Population transfers, a form of either directly or indirectly forced migration, have taken...
October 28th, 2015 | Corruption, European Union, Health and Safety, Immigration, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions | Read More

IMO Secretary-General welcomes UN Security Council resolution on migrant smuggling

IMO Secretary-General welcomes UN Security Council resolution on migrant smuggling
The Italian Harbourmaster Corps (Coast Guard) in Rome rescues migrants bound to the coasts of Italy. © Francesco Malavolta 2014 The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy. © Francesco Malavolta/IOM 2014 IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the adoption by the United Nations...
October 14th, 2015 | Associations, Immigration, IMO, News, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Shipping sector receives Seafarer of the Year award for role in migrant rescues

Shipping sector receives Seafarer of the Year award for role in migrant rescues
                    The Lloyd’s List Global Award for Seafarer of the Year, usually reserved for individual seafarers who have shown bravery and leadership in the line of duty, was this year presented to all of the world’s seafarers (and their shipping...
October 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Immigration, International Chamber of Shipping, ITF | Read More

Shipping Markets Skyfall…

Shipping Markets Skyfall…
John Faraclas Our fortieth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 2nd of October 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed up just a point...
October 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Energy, Finance, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tourism | Read More

Europe’s migrant crisis

Europe’s migrant crisis
In Mediterranean, commercial ships scoop up desperate human cargo by Jonathan Saul, Reuters LONDON – In October last year, bulk carrier CS Caprice was shipping a cargo of barley across the Mediterranean when it answered a call to help about 500 people who were drifting north of Libya without a skipper....
September 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, International Chamber of Shipping, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Seizures | Read More

HRAS fundraising campaign for film about refugee and migrant crisis is launched

HRAS fundraising campaign for film about refugee and migrant crisis is launched
LONDON – Sep 21st, 2015. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for CLANDESTINE, a short film that follows the perilous journey of a group of refugees across the Mediterranean. The latest film by Writer/Director Stuart Gatt, the drama delves into the horrors that have led to the death of 2000...
September 21st, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Film Industry, HR, Immigration | Read More

Less than £3, 000 a week to stop unnecessary and horrific Mediterranean deaths

Less than £3, 000 a week to stop unnecessary and horrific Mediterranean deaths
Captain John Dalby Europe continues to ignore the plight of those immigrants desperately trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean sea crossing. Most, if not all, those deaths could be prevented. For less than a piddling £3, 000 (or US$ 4, 680 or Euros 4, 093) a week from each member state, the...
September 18th, 2015 | At the end of the day..., European Union, Health and Safety, Immigration, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

The Mediterranean Migrant Mess

The Mediterranean Migrant Mess
Captain John B. Dalby Captain John Dalby (Captain), AFNI, CEO, Marine Risk Management Ltd and Globalert Airborne Reconnaissance and Surveillance report on  The Mediterranean Migrant Mess (with no apologies for the absence of tear-jerking images)… I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again....
September 16th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Company Profiles, Corruption, Defense, Groundings, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Migrant crisis prompts call to IMRF for help

Migrant crisis prompts call to IMRF for help
Help needed for rescue teams in the Med  London,  Tuesday, September 1. Mediterranean Rescue Services are in urgent need of support because they are struggling to keep up with the replacement of equipment being used to rescue the increasing numbers of migrants in their waters and have contacted the...
September 1st, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Migrants: For whom the bells toll

Migrants: For whom the bells toll
Chios, just off the Harbour Masters/Hellenic Coast Guard HQ’s: Young migrants playing around, whilst at the far end their parents wash their clothes… As we have reported over the last three years and in particular over the last six months, the focal point these days in the Mediterranean region,...
August 19th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Tourism, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Story of the Month, Tourism | Read More

Europe’s skewed approach to the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

Europe’s skewed approach to the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis
Captain John Dalby Europe’s skewed approach to the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis by Captain John Dalby*   As we observe the tragic events unfold in the Mediterranean, with hundreds, if not thousands, of fleeing migrants dying on a weekly basis, many in the maritime and humanitarian communities are...
August 17th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Comment, Corruption, Immigration, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime Accidents, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The alarming Migrants saga continues worse than ever before…

The alarming Migrants saga continues worse than ever before…
Outside a temporary…accomodation: washed clothes hanging before the migrants departure to Piraeus… We have numerous times in writing expressed our dismay from the way the Migrants saga is being tackled by governments, politicians, organisations, ngo’s and others over the last four years,...
August 13th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Defense, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Medical, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Australian Senate Committee Uncovering Human Rights Abuses…

Australian Senate Committee Uncovering Human Rights Abuses…
David Hammond Australian Senate Committee Uncovering Human Rights Abuses occurring in the Detention of Asylum Seekers Arriving by Sea on Nauru Human Rights at Sea is closely monitoring the submissions and process of the Australian Senate Select Committee on the Recent Allegations relating to Conditions...
August 11th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, Immigration, Legal | Read More

Only* a Naval Blockade can stop Migrants coming to Europe…

Only* a Naval Blockade can stop Migrants coming to Europe…
Outside a temporary… accomodation at the main port of  the Greek Island of Chios: washed clothes hanging before the migrants departure to Piraeus… The hypocrisy surrounding the Migrants issue is the biggest issue in halting these despicable acts which already/ possibly destabilize the foundations...
August 9th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Civil Unrest, Comment, Corruption, EEZ, Emissions, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions | Read More

UN urges bold action to tackle deepening refugee crisis in Greece

UN urges bold action to tackle deepening refugee crisis in Greece
A group of Syrian refugees arrive on the island of Lesbos after travelling in an inflatable raft from Turkey, near Skala Sykaminias, Greece. Photo: UNHCR/A. McConnel 7 August 2015 – The United Nations today called for bold and urgent action to address a deepening crisis in Greece, where some 124, 000...
August 7th, 2015 | Immigration, News, Organisations, UN | Read More

Unsustainable shipping markets and once again messy geopolitics…

Unsustainable shipping markets and once again messy geopolitics…
John Faraclas Our thirty-second weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 7th of August  2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Athens. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed down...
August 7th, 2015 | Corruption, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, UN | Read More

UK freight association gives cautious welcome for latest initiative on cross channel congestion

UK freight association gives cautious welcome for latest initiative on cross channel congestion
Robert Keen The trade association that represents companies responsible for handling much of the UK’s visible trade has given a cautious welcome to the news that the use of Manston Airport as a lorry park will be trialled to help alleviate congestion caused by the problems with the Dover-Calais crossing. Robert...
August 5th, 2015 | Associations, Civil Unrest, Immigration, Safety and Security | Read More

Despicable Migrants issues

Despicable Migrants issues
Yong migrants playing around, whilst at the far end their parents wash their clothes… We have numerous times draw the attention of the international community of the dangers looming for our society  with the despicable Migrants issue. The entire Mediterranean Sea and in particular Italy, Greece...
July 24th, 2015 | Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, European Union, Immigration, Politics and Government | Read More

The despicable Migrants saga continues…

The despicable Migrants saga continues…
A helicopter searching for migrants Shame shame shame! The despicable Migrants saga continues with one more incident, this time in Greece and in particular in eastern Crete, at the port of Sitia where one more boat with illegal immigrants, victims of migrants traders/traffickers safely arrived. John...
July 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, EEZ, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Shipping industry updates guidance on large scale migrant rescue as Meditarranean crisis continues

Shipping industry updates guidance on large scale migrant rescue as Meditarranean crisis continues
The global shipping industry, represented by a wide cross section of international shipowners’ associations and seafarers’ unions, has collectively updated the industry’s Guidelines on Large Scale Rescue Operations at Sea. This is in response to the continuing crisis in the Mediterranean,...
July 16th, 2015 | HR, Immigration, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

Human Rights at Sea partner with Marlins on new e-learning course

Human Rights at Sea partner with Marlins on new e-learning course
Recent photograph of migrant rescue UK-based charity, Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), is pleased to announce their co-operation with maritime training provider, Marlins, on the development and endorsement of a new e-learning course addressing the rescuing of migrants at sea. The new course, entitled “Humanitarian...
July 13th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, Immigration, News, Safety and Security | Read More

New platform set to improve information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea

New platform set to improve information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea
The IMO’s HQ’s in London A new inter-agency platform for information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea has been launched today (6 July) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime...
July 6th, 2015 | Immigration, IMO | Read More

United Kingdom: Chancellor’s statement on Greece

United Kingdom: Chancellor’s statement on Greece
George Osborne George Osborne spoke in Parliament on the latest developments in the financial crisis in Greece and how they might affect British citizens.Mr Speaker, I last updated the House on the situation in Greece a week ago. Since then, the Greek government has failed to make the IMF payment...
July 6th, 2015 | Banking, Communication, Holidays, Immigration, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Maritime and migration heads pledge action on unsafe mixed migration by sea

Maritime and migration heads pledge action on unsafe mixed migration by sea
Mr Sekimizu (left) and Mr. Swing pledged to work together on a number of specific actions, including the establishment of an inter-agency platform for information sharing on unsafe mixed migration by sea and the dissemination of information material on the dangers of such migration, in collaboration...
June 29th, 2015 | Associations, Immigration, IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO and the UK National Maritime Museum explore migration at sea

IMO and the UK National Maritime Museum explore migration at sea
23/06/2015  – IMO has partnered with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom,   to take a closer look at issues surrounding migration at sea. The RE•THINK space allows visitors to discover and reflect on a given theme from a different perspective. The current exhibition...
June 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Disputes, European Union, Health and Safety, Immigration, IMO, Maritime Fraud, Maritime History and Museums, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More