Search and Rescue

Utkal Express derailment: Mangled coaches pose challenge as search and rescue operations continue

<b>Muzaffarnagar:</b> Building on overnight search and rescue operations, the railways on Sunday deployed high-tech cranes and scores of workers to clear …

Frontex-Director Fabrice Leggeri: 'Border control itself is not a panacea'

Rescue operations are "the obligation of all those who are at sea," says the EU's border control boss. In a DW interview, he describes the huge …

Refugees

Final searches for missing climber, “expert mountaineer” in Maroon Bells area yield no trace

ASPEN — Final searches for a climber who has been missing since September found no trace.<p>The Aspen Daily News reports David Cook, of Corrales, New …

Colorado

New MH370 analysis again suggests plane came down outside search area

New analysis of images thought to depict wreckage from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 suggest the Boeing 777 came down to the north of the …

Malaysia Airlines

Libyan marine rescue zone aims to 'organise' NGOs: navy

Author: AFP<p>Libya is not "preventing" NGOs from carrying out migrant rescue operations off its coast, but has set up a coastal search and rescue zone …

Refugees

New figures reveal rescue tally of Scottish coastguard crews

<b>Almost half of all people rescued by UK coastguard helicopter crews between April and June this year were airlifted by Scottish-based crews.</b><p>New figures released by the Department for Transport show 444 people were rescued across the UK.<p>Coastguard search and rescue helicopter crews based in Scotland …

Coast Guard

The refugee boats have disappeared from the Med - but not everyone's celebrating

<b>London:</b> In the southern Mediterranean, the refugee boats have disappeared.<p>Some people are celebrating, but others are worried.<p>"The sea is quite calm …

Migration

What are drones good for? Common commercial applications of drones in agriculture, business and the military

Considered to be one of the most resourceful and multipurpose innovations of the century, drones have managed to perforate numerous segments of the global economic sphere.<p>Having uses in fields ranging from filmmaking to farming, drones have managed to capture a major share of the commercial, …

Drones

Somalia: Refugee Arrested Over Pirate Attack On Italian Oil Tanker

Italian police have arrested a 24-year-old Somali asylum seeker on charges of being one of a gang of jihadist pirates who seized an Italian oil …

Refugees

Libya Says It Will Shoot Refugee Rescue Boats on Sight

The Libyan coast guard has drawn a line in the water, threatening to shoot at charity ships if they get too close to Libyan territory, and traffic to Italy has slowed dramatically.<p>ROME—The ongoing migrant boat crisis, which has lured more than 600,000 mostly sub-Saharan Africans to Italy and killed …

Migration

Search for missing Blount County teen continues in Park

The search for a Blount County teen who went missing over the weekend in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will begin anew this morning, Park …

National Parks

Under threat of Libya, three humanitarian NGOs have withdrawn Mediterranean rescue operations

Three humanitarian NGOs have announced they have been forced to dock their vessels, as the Libyan Navy assumed control inside international waters up …

Migration

‘I hope it doesn’t happen when we have 400 migrants’

The captain of the rescue vessel left stranded in the open sea in the midst of a diplomatic standoff between Malta and Italy fears it could happen …

Migration

Missing youths found alive - unconfirmed reports

Malta

NGOs suspend migrant rescues amid Libya stand-off | Reuters.com

Three NGOs have suspended search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean after saying they feel threatened by the Libyan coastguard.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript

Thomson Reuters

Final salute to Mandela Bay K9 hero

Derrick Spies, News24 Correspondent<p>Kojack, the K9 unit dog which died of brain cancer, and his handler, W/O Ettiene Gerber. (Supplied)<p>Port Elizabeth …

News (South Africa)

Kenya: Boat Carrying 12 Disappears in Ocean

A search is underway in Lamu to look for a boat carrying 11 family members and the captain of a vessel which disappeared in the Indian Ocean shortly …

Sailing

Death toll in Nepal floods, landslides rises to 49

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Torrential rain battered Nepal on Sunday, causing widespread flooding and landslides and raising the death toll from three days of severe weather to 49 people, according to officials.<p>The toll could go higher as three dozen people were reported missing. Another 17 were …

Nepal

Italy applauds Libya's decision on migrant 'search and rescue' zone

Rome: The Italian government on Sunday welcomed Libya's decision to bar foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast, as two more …

Migration

MSF suspends search and rescue over Libyan coastguard threats

Libyan coastguard to restrict access of humanitarian vessels in waters of coast of Libya<p>about an hour ago<p>Humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans …

Migration

Doctors Without Borders decries 'blockade' on boat migrants in Libyan waters

Doctors Without Borders says "hostility" from Libya has forced it to suspend offshore rescues of boat migrants by its ship, Prudence. Libya recently …

Refugees

Drowned man's parents take to bikes to thank Foyle team who recovered body

A heartbroken mother and father have made an epic 300-mile cycle journey from England to Londonderry in a poignant tribute to their son, who drowned …

News (Ireland)

German migrant rescue ship sent to aid anti-migrant vessel in Mediterranean

A German rescue organization has been sent to assist a vessel operated by a group of anti-immigration Identitarians in the Mediterranean Sea. When …

Refugees

Libya navy tells foreign ships to steer clear of migrant 'search and rescue' zone

The Libyan navy on Thursday ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal “search and rescue zone” for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it …

Migration

More than half a million children in Libya need help: UNICEF

Author: Reuters, AFPFri, 2017-08-11 03:00ID: 1502477441241588000NEW YORK: UN children agency UNICEF has warned that more than 500,000 children in …

Refugees

Squamish paramedics want to add to B.C.'s air ambulance toolbox

TEAAM fundraising $2.5 million to maintain 2 on-call helicopters and aircrews<p>A group of paramedics and medical professionals in Squamish, B.C., plan …

Vancouver

Union campaign warning search and rescue missions at risk, illegally uses photo of RCAF helicopter: DND

The Defence Department is demanding its largest union stop using a photo of a search-and-rescue helicopter in an ad campaign warning that rescue …

Canadian News

Australian doctor Stefanie Pender's mission to save lives in the Mediterranean Sea

<b>London:</b> One afternoon in the middle of the sea, from a crowded rubber boat, Stefanie Pender was handed a small bundle of blankets.<p>She folded back the …

Refugees

Safety Tech for Outdoor Adventurers

<b>Outdoor safety technology can keep adventurers connected to emergency assistance even on remote bike paths, trails and waterways.</b><p>After wrapping up an …

Intel Corporation

Rescued hiker shares harrowing story

Kim Haines and her dog Rainey survived on berries and stream water before search and rescue teams found them.