Italy: 70 migrants on ship awaiting OK to land jump into sea

MILAN (AP) — More than 70 migrants on a rescue ship awaiting permission to dock in southern Italy jumped into the sea in frustration Thursday and were picked up by Italian authorities off Palermo, a S...

Sri Lanka names captain of oil tanker a suspect in fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan magistrate on Thursday ordered the captain of an oil tanker that caught fire off the country's coast to appear in court as authorities seek $1.8 million from the...

Greenpeace occupies Swedish oil refinery over expansion plans

Swedish police said Sunday they'd arrested six Greenpeace women activists who'd trespassed into the Brofjorden oil port and refinery to protest the planned expansion of the facility by its ope...

Humanitarian ship takes 27 migrants from Danish tanker

MILAN (AP) — Twenty-seven migrants who have grown increasingly distressed aboard a Danish tanker since being rescued at sea more than a month ago have been transferred to a humanitarian rescue ship, a...

Libya's eastern parliament meets after rare protests erupt

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Libya’s east-based parliament convened an emergency meeting Friday to address the eruption of rare protests over dire living conditions across the country’s east, ra...

Salvagers working to repair leak on oil tanker off Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Expert salvagers have begun working on a fire-stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka’s coast after an Indian coast guard aircraft sprayed dispersants to contain an oil slick comin...

EU force intercepts tanker with jet fuel headed to Libya

ROME (AP) — The European Union maritime force enforcing the U.N. arms embargo on Libya said Thursday it intercepted and redirected a tanker headed for Libya after determining it was carrying jet fuel ...

Iran’s army begins drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s army began an annual three-day naval exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, state TV reported. The report said units ...

Fresh fires on oil tanker off Sri Lanka under control

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Fresh fires that erupted on a large oil tanker drifting off Sri Lanka are under control again, the navy said Wednesday. A new blaze broke out Monday on the...

Denmark: Tunisia should take migrants rescued off Malta

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark says that “Tunisia is responsible for receiving” the 27 migrants who were rescued in the Mediterranean by a Danish-flagged chemical tanker. More th...

Oil slick spotted off Sri Lanka coast near stricken tanker

A burning oil tanker has begun leaking diesel fuel near the Sri Lankan coast, naval officials said on Tuesday, sparking fears of an environmental disaster. The New Diamond supertanker, carrying the e...

Ships, aircraft fight new fire on oil tanker off Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Ships and aircraft from Sri Lanka and India intensified efforts to extinguish a new fire on oil tanker off Sri Lanka's coast on Tuesday, two days after the previous three-day...

Sri Lanka assessing environment damage from oil tanker fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government is sending scientists to determine whether a three-day fire on a giant oil tanker off its coast damaged the marine environment, an official said Monday...

3 desperate migrants jump into sea from stranded Med tanker

ROME (AP) — Three migrants stranded aboard a tanker for over a month awaiting a port to disembark jumped into the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday in a sign of increasing despair on deck, the ship reported...

Desperate migrants jump overboard from stranded tanker

Three migrants, who have stranded aboard a tanker for over a month, jumped into the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday in an apparent desperate bid to reach the shore. The trio of would-be refugees, part of...