100 migrants missing two days after boat sank off Libya

 

The UN Migration Agency on Friday said 100 migrants were still missing, two days after their ship sunk off the Libyan coast.

“Forty others who were aboard were rescued and seven others are known to have lost their lives,” the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) added in a tweet.

The ship sank Wednesday off the eastern port of Zuwarah – a well-known migrant smuggling hub – after setting out on Sept. 15.

“Survivors said 130 people had been on board when the boat left the Libyan coastal town of Sabratha,” Ayoub Qasim, the spokesman for the Libyan navy forces, said.

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U.S. Navy recover remains of all 10 sailors missing after collision

The U.S. Navy said on Sunday it had recovered the remains of all 10 sailors, who went missing when their destroyer collided with an oil tanker off Singapore on August 21.

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers recovered the remains of all the missing USS John S McCain sailors, the U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement.

Divers had been searching for the sailors inside damaged compartments of the ship.

Four U.S. ships in the Japan-based 7th Fleet have been involved in collisions since January, and the Navy last week dismissed the Continue reading “U.S. Navy recover remains of all 10 sailors missing after collision”