14 People Found Dead on Migrant Boat off Libya

Italian authorities have confirmed the deaths of 14 people on board a boat carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants across the Mediterranean on Tuesday, July 28.

According to officials, 456 people are known to have survived and were rescued during an operation conducted by an Irish naval patrol. Among the survivors are several dozen children. The deceased and most of the survivors have been brought to shore to the Italian port of Messina.

The nationalities of those who died have not yet been confirmed. Autopsies will now be carried out on the island of Sicily to determine the exact cause of death.

However, several of the survivors from the vessel have told UNHCR they believe those who died may have suffocated after being forced to travel inside the hull of the boat.

The sea rescue took place in the Mediterranean on the afternoon of July 28, after the Irish naval vessel L.E. Niamh responded to a distress call. The Irish navy has reported that the survivors were discovered on a boat roughly 80 km north of the Libyan coast.

To date in 2015, more than 2,000 refugees and migrants are estimated to have died or gone missing at sea while attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean. More than 1,300 people died in the month of April alone, prompting a number of European leaders to agree on a plan to triple the amount of money devoted to sea rescues.

Many states also committed significant resources and naval rescue ships. In addition, these efforts have been greatly enhanced by the involvement of private and other non-governmental initiatives, including one launched by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), a private philanthropic enterprise. All these measures have had a positive impact in reducing loss of life.

According to the Irish Navy, L.E. Niamh has now been involved in the rescue of more than 1,200 people as part of Ireland’s contribution to the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.

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Seatrade Cruise Global

For more than 30 years, Seatrade Cruise Global has been the leading international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry…

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Focusing on Solutions

The maritime industry is experiencing the most aggressive regulatory change in history, with the adoption of a global sulphur cap of .5%…

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European Shipping Week 2017

European Shipping Week is intended to be a platform where policy-makers from the main EU institutions will meet and engage with European…

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SNS2017 – The Southern North Sea Conference & Exhibition

EEEGR’s flagship Southern North Sea conference is the most important event for the energy sector in the East of England. Taking place over two days at the Norfolk Showground Arena in Norwich, SNS2017 will be the largest conference and exhibition EEEGR has ever delivered attracting upwards of 700 delegates from across the industry and supply chain.

Key industry players will gather at this event to discuss and debate issues, network to make new business contacts and re-establish relationships with existing clients.

Why should you attend?

  • Generate fresh leads and meet new contacts in a time and cost-efficient way.
  • Showcase your expertise and share your insights to impress your clients.
  • Meet senior-level delegates looking to learn and seek out new partners.
  • Account manage and liaise with your current clients attending – or bring them along yourself as an account management tool.
  • Months of intensive marketing and advertising to relevant markets ensuring a high level of attendance.
  • Numerous on the day and follow up advertising opportunities available to enhance your positioning.
  • Stay one step ahead of your competitors by being seen and visibly present at the event.
  • Develop your brand and status within industry by being billed as an event sponsor.

SNS2017 – 2 March

Day two of the conference is dedicated to ScottishPower Renewables Supply Chain Event for the East Anglia ONE Wind Farm Project.

ScottishPower Renewables is in the process of finalising its major contracts for the East Anglia One project, and is delighted to announce that these contractors will be attending the ScottishPower Renewables Supply Chain Event at the Norfolk Showground Arena on 2 March 2017.

Occupying the second day of EEEGR’s SNS2017 Conference and Exhibition, the ScottishPower Renewables Supply Chain Event will allow their contractors to engage with businesses and stakeholders in the East of England and further afield as quickly as possible to outline the skills they require and the business opportunities to be created by the project.

Information will be provided on the current status of the project by ScottishPower Renewables Managing Director, Jonathan Cole, and East Anglia One Project Director, Charlie Jordan. There’ll also be information on the scope of works to be carried out, explanations of how to get involved and the opportunity to meet representatives from Seaway Heavy Lifting, Navantia, Lamprell, Harland & Wolff, Roadbridge, Van Oord, Prysmian, VBMS, Nexans, DeepOcean, Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, Siemens and ABPorts.

Up to seven additional suppliers will also be attending, to be confirmed shortly. Opportunities will range from civil and electrical contractors, vessel and ports support, to technicians and logistics.

ScottishPower Renewables is starting construction this year, with the first turbines to be installed by 2019 and the project fully operational during 2020.

Full-access pass holders will be able to take full advantage of the presentations whilst there are also free exhibition-only passes which will give holders the opportunity to network with representatives from these suppliers at their stands. Delegates MUST register prior to the event to be allowed admission. Upgrades of exhibition-only passes may be permissible on payment of the appropriate fee.

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