Tag: Captain Morgan

Supreme Cruises paid €6,500 per day for offshore detention of asylum...

The figures were tabled in Parliament by Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri in a reply to Opposition spokesperson for justice Jason Azzopardi who asked for the quotations.

Minister bides time to avoid answering questions on offshore detention

Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri has avoided answering a couple of parliamentary questions on the controversial detention of asylum seekers on pleasure craft by simply waiting until the practice was ended before answering.

Captain Morgan denies donating €108,000 to Labour

Captain Morgan has denied giving a donation of €108,000 to the Labour Party in its latest fundraiser, in a year that saw government lease three of its vessels to serve as floating prisons for asylum seekers through a lucrative direct order.

EU refuses to fund migrant detention on pleasure boats

Malta’s decision to detain asylum seekers on a number of pleasure boats – mostly those owned by Captain Morgan – for weeks on end has not found the support of the European Commission, which has rejected the government’s request to fund the controversial practice.

KSU lambasts detention of migrants as “illogical”; Calls for disembarkation

The University students' council, KSU, has called for the immediate disembarkation of asylum seekers which are being detained offshore, in a statement on Saturday. Deeming the practice as "illogical", KSU said that it hoped that the government would not resort to such practices at any point in the future.

Detention on Captain Morgan: government buys food, company handles fuel and...

The government pays for food and other supplies required by the asylum seekers detained on vessels chartered from Captain Morgan, in addition to the cost of chartering the vessels themselves, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri confirmed.

Unacceptable to leave migrants on Captain Morgan – UNHCR and IMO

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), have called on Malta and the other European States to speed efforts to bring some 160 rescued migrants and refugees, who remain at sea onboard two Captain Morgan vessels, on to dry land and to safety.

NGOs demand end to Captain Morgan detentions

Twenty-eight organisations have joined forces to demand an immediate end to the detention of asylum seekers on Captain Morgan boats, calling for the detainees to be allowed entry.

Migrants on one of the Captain Morgan vessels on hunger strike

On Twitter the humanitarian NGO wrote that the migrants’, which are being described as prisoners, are feeling more depressed, are suffering from increased anxiety and are losing hope apart from not having sufficient food and the required healthcare.

NGOs call on EU Commissioner to intervene over migrants housed on...

Aditus Foundation, JRS Malta and Integra Foundation questioned whether the chartered vessels were adequate to hold such a large group of people on board for days on end.