Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Sea-Watch

  • Sea rescue at its limits: Italy is blocking ships and wants rescued people to be disembarked in Tunisia

    Sea rescue at its limits: Italy is blocking ships and wants rescued people to be disembarked in Tunisia

    Four civilian rescue ships are currently blocked in Italian ports. Dozens of organizations have therefore issued an “urgent warning”. Citing the so-called Meloni Decree, Italy is blocking four civilian ships conducting search and rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean. The decree, issued under far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni earlier this year, penalizes sea rescuers who […]

  • Libya banned Frontex flights: Planes ignore instructions, drones follow them

    Libya banned Frontex flights: Planes ignore instructions, drones follow them

    In addition to Sea-Watch, Frontex was also banned from flying in the central Mediterranean by Libyan authorities. Experts consider these to be illegal. Frontex and Airbus assign responsibility to each other. For ten months last year, an aircraft belonging to the sea rescue organization Sea-Watch was only able to conduct limited reconnaissance after authorities from […]

  • Libyan Coast Guard: Again shooting instead of rescue

    Libyan Coast Guard: Again shooting instead of rescue

    The EU Commission supports the Libyan Coast Guard financially and with equipment. In at least five cases, the units have used firearms in maritime distress cases outside their territorial waters. Once again, the Libyan Coast Guard has threatened people in distress at sea and the crew of a rescue ship with firearms. The incident took […]

  • “Protection you can afford”: Successful passage from Libya is question of money

    “Protection you can afford”: Successful passage from Libya is question of money

    A presentation by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees gives important figures on people fleeing across the Mediterranean. Accordingly, the Libyan coast guard intercepts mainly people from Mali, the average failure rate for crossings is 33 percent. The UN document gives EU states tips for “prevention of dangerous journeys”. Actually, the United Nations High Commissioner […]