Beijing muscles in on the South China Sea filling it with hundreds of boats in an act of aggression

China has filled the disputed South China Sea with more than 200 boats lashed together in rows in an act of aggression designed to ‘squeeze out’ other countries in Asia, experts warn.  Beijing have claimed the Chinese vessels, first spotted earlier this month off the coast of the Philippines, are merely fishing boats sheltering from … Read more

Jersey fishermen claim French boats are ‘decimating’ seabed off coast of the Channel Island

French fishing boats spotted off the coast of a British Channel Island are continuing to ‘decimate’ the seabed with unsustainable ‘industrial fishing methods’, officials say. Don Thompson, president of the Jersey Fishermen’s Association, made the comments after multiple vessels appeared a few miles off the coast. He said that some of the boats had up to … Read more

Number of migrants risking their lives to cross the Channel in tiny boats has TRIPLED

The number of migrants risking their lives to cross the Channel in tiny boats in the first three months of 2021 has nearly tripled compared to the same period last year, shocking government figures reveal. The total of 1,402, compared to 511 the year before, suggests this year’s final figure will shatter the 2020 record … Read more

Flotilla of small boats launched Dunkirk-like rescue in Mozambique

A flotilla of small boats launched a Dunkirk-like rescue of thousands of survivors of a terror attack in Mozambique, it has emerged.  The boats transported people from Palma, which was stormed by hundreds of gunmen last week, to the town of Pemba, 150 miles further down the Mozambican coast.  Brendon Bekker, the Zimbabwean director of … Read more

Small child with no shoes is among about 40 migrants to arrive at Dover in two boats today

Small child with no shoes is among about 40 migrants to arrive at Dover in two boats today as extreme sea conditions ease Border Force intercepted at least two boats carrying around 40 people today   Immigration officers brought them into Dover Marina, Kent, for processing  A young boy who seemed to be around eight years … Read more

87 migrants packed on to four boats are detained at Dover

87 migrants packed on to four boats are detained at Dover as people smugglers take advantage of calm conditions of English Channel Dozens of migrants made the crossing on Saturday as Britain enjoyed sunshine  Images from Port of Dover shows at least three young children among arrivals  Another boat was reportedly towed back to France … Read more

Up to 70 migrants packed on to three large boats are detained at Dover

Up to 70 migrants packed on to three large boats are detained at Dover as people smugglers take advantage of calm conditions of English Channel  Dozens of migrants made the crossing on Saturday as Britain enjoyed sunshine  Images from Port of Dover shows at least three young children among arrivals  Fourth boat was reportedly towed … Read more

Luxury sailing holidays: The best boats for the Med, including the one owned by Roland Emmerich

Sailing in the Mediterranean offers an intoxicating mix of sunshine, beautiful views, warm breezes, bright blue sea and gorgeous food and wine Ask friends what they want from a holiday right now and they’ll most likely tell you it’s a chance to escape, a sense of freedom and an opportunity to push the boat out … Read more

Brexit bans EU boats from zapping fish using controversial ‘pulse trawling’ method in UK waters 

Brexit bans EU boats from zapping fish using controversial ‘pulse trawling’ method in UK waters Fishermen from the EU have been banned from ‘pulse trawling’ in British waters The controversial technique uses electrical signals to drive flat fish into nets Environment Minister Zac Goldsmith said it was ‘fantastic news’ for UK waters By John Stevens … Read more