ShippingWatch

Shipowners: EU can no longer ignore humanitarian disaster

"The scale of the tragedy at the weekend is unprecedented and European leaders can no longer ignore the catastrophe occurring on the EU’s maritime border," says Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners' Associations.

On Tuesday the European shipowners have sent an urgent appeal to the EU heads of state calling for a quick and joint effort from all member states following the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean.

The appeal comes the day after the EU countries' ministers of justice on Monday in Brussels agreed on a 10-point plan of action that includes proposals for increased maritime monitoring in the waters between Libya and Italy.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

3i buys AMP out of Esvagt

Private equity firm 3i, which owns half of carrier Esvagt, has agreed with the company's second owner, AMP Capital, to take over all of Esvagt for GBP 268 million, making 3i the sole owner. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs