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Catastrophic Migrant Boat Wreck off Yemen: 49 Confirmed Dead, 140 Still Missing

Mogadishu (AX) - A calamity off Yemen’s coast has led to the death of at least 49 migrants, with 140 more reported missing after their boat capsized on Monday, as confirmed by the United Nations' International Organization for Migration (IOM). The boat, which set off from Somalia’s northern coast, was ferrying around 260 passengers, mostly from Somalia and Ethiopia, across the perilous 200-mile (320-kilometer) stretch of the Gulf of Aden. So far, rescue teams have saved 71 people, but with 140 still missing, hopes are…

Jubbaland Boat Incident Leaves WFP and FAO Humanitarian Workers Injured

FILE PHOTO Kismayo (AX) – A mishap on Thursday, June 6, 2024, left three aid workers hurt when two boats, transporting humanitarian staffers, their teams, and security, collided in Raaskaambooni. The Ministry of Fisheries and Blue Economy in Jubbaland State disclosed the injured were from the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Details about the accident’s cause and the victims' nationalities were withheld. “The personnel were on a humanitarian expedition in Badhaadhe district and…

Pirate Attack on Fishing Vessel Sparks Heightened Alert for Maritime Commerce

Today's update reveals the seizure of a fishing boat by armed pirates off the coast of Somalia. Neptune P2P Group warns of escalating piracy incidents, with two pirate groups operating near Socotra and Eyl. The ship's tracking system is currently inactive. Neptune P2P Group predicts an increase in pirate attacks due to their profitability. They estimate pirates are expanding their operations up to 1000nm off the Somali coast. Atalanta reports two pirate groups active in the Socotra area and 500nm east of the island. Last…

Emergency Alert: 23 Passengers Vanish Following Tana River Boat Capsize

Efforts to find and save those aboard a private craft that capsized en route from Madogo to Garissa on a bleak Sunday evening are in full swing. As the Madogo-Garissa road met its aquatic match, the boat was in the business of shuttling passengers for a nominal fee when misfortune struck. A clip, as per Citizen.Digital's report, displayed several individuals clinging to the overturned boat, amidst them, others battled the fierce currents. Onlookers, frozen by the calamity unfolding before their eyes, stood at the flood's…

A tragic accident occurred in the Tana River, where a boat capsized, resulting in 23 individuals being reported missing.

An ongoing search and rescue effort is underway for a private boat that capsized between Madogo and Garissa on Sunday evening. The boat was carrying passengers across a flooded section of the road, with some individuals seen on top of the overturned vessel and others swimming in the turbulent waters. Onlookers, visibly shocked by the incident, stood helplessly on the shore, some crying out for assistance. Additional footage showed the overloaded boat navigating the swollen Tana River before succumbing to the powerful…

Tragedy Strikes in Djibouti: 16 Fatalities and 28 Still Unaccounted for in Migrant Boat Incident

Reports from the scene are indicating a dire situation in Djibouti, stating that 16 individuals have perished and 28 are currently unaccounted for following a tragic incident involving a migrant vessel. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) shared this unfortunate news and mentioned that they are collaborating with local authorities to conduct search and rescue operations. This recent maritime disaster is among several others that have taken place along Djibouti's Red Sea shoreline. The Ethiopian Embassy in…

Boat with 160 sinks in Nigeria, dozens missing

Dozens of people are missing after an overloaded boat with about 160 passengers sank in the Niger River on Wednesday, a local official said. The boat left central Niger and headed for the northwestern state of Kebbi when it split and sank, said Abdullahi Buhari Wara, administrative director of the Ngaski district. "A rescue operation is underway but only 22 survivors and a dead body have been recovered," Wara said. "We are talking about about 140 passengers who are still missing." Boat strokes are…

Boat with 200 sinks in Nigeria, dozens missing

Dozens of people are missing after an overloaded boat with about 200 passengers sank on Wednesday in the Niger River in the northwestern state of Kebbi. The boat left central Niger State and was on its way to Kebbi when it split and sank, said Abdullahi Buhari Wara, Ngaski District Administrative Manager. The wooden boat had about 200 passengers on board, while previous reports say 160. "Bodies are still recovering. We cannot determine the number at this time," said Yahaya Sarki, a spokesman for the…

The Ivorian group in Tunisia in mourning after the shipwreck of a wandering boat

On the threat of their lives, hundreds of migrants are nonetheless often attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Africa. Exterior Tunisia, coastguards have intercepted 40 boats over the previous week. And on Sunday, a tragedy claimed the lives of 21 folks from sub-Saharan Africa. Their boat sank whereas attempting to achieve Italy. Among the many victims are many Ivorians, together with a mom and…

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