U.S. sees mounting evidence of Houthi role in strike on U.S. warship

By Phil Stewart The United States is seeing growing indications that Iran-allied Houthi rebels, despite denials, were responsible for Sunday’s attack on a Navy destroyer off the Yemen coast, U.S. officials told Reuters. The rebels appeared to use small skiffs as spotters to help direct a missile attack on the warship, said U.S. officials, who […]

Shipping’s involvement in the refugee crisis is bittersweet, says ICS

Reduction in migrants picked up by Merchant ships, but death toll rising. By HOLLY BIRKETT The pressure exerted on merchant shipping by the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean is easing off, according to latest figures, but the secretary-general of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has expressed disappointment that the death toll is rising. Some 555 […]

Operation SOPHIA: signed the agreement on Libyan Coast Guard and Navy Training

“The Memorandum Of Understanding signed today, is another key step towards the beginning of the cooperation with the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy”. With these words Rear Admiral (Upper Half) Enrico Credendino , EUNAVFOR MED Operation Commander, welcomed today 23 August 2016, the Memorandum of Understanding on the training of the Libyan Coast Guard and […]