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Darrin Zammit Lupi

Maltese soldiers seize small tanker hijacked by migrants, vessel docks at Valletta

Mar 28 2019

VALLETTA A small tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta's port of Valletta on Thursday after Maltese special forces took control of the vessel, Reuters witnesses said. | Video

Migrants stranded at sea despair for future amid wait for EU port

Jan 08 2019

ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3 IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Germany said on Tuesday it could take in some of the 300 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent weeks, but dozens - including five children - remained stranded at sea with no European country offering a safe port.

'We are not fish': Migrants stranded at sea grow frustrated

Jan 05 2019

ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Mediterranean After two weeks stranded at sea and battered by winter storms, migrants onboard a rescue ship are growing frustrated, supplies are dwindling and the crew are exhausted as European countries refuse to offer a safe port of call. | Video

Maltese family keeps ancient salt-harvesting tradition alive

Oct 05 2018

ZEBBUG, Malta Under the scorching Maltese sun, Josephine Xuereb carefully sweeps salt originating from the Mediterranean Sea into small piles, a job generations of her family have done since 1860.

Libyans flee by boat amid 'terrible' violence at home

Oct 05 2017

ABOARD SEEFUCHS RESCUE SHIP Just before the sun dipped into the Mediterranean on Saturday, rescuers spotted a tiny wooden boat on the horizon. It turned out to contain five young Libyans fleeing violence and turmoil who were waving their arms for help.

Malta restores forgotten war rooms, hewn into the rocks in WWII

Jul 31 2017

VALLETTA, Malta In a vast network of tunnels carved into the rocks under the Maltese capital Valletta, faded maps of the Mediterranean hint at the place's role in directing key battles in World War Two.

Libya-based smugglers kill man for baseball hat, rescued migrants say

May 05 2017

ABOARD THE PHOENIX Rescuers picked up 560 migrants from unsafe boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy's Coast Guard said, including the body of a young man who the migrants said had been shot by smugglers on the beach for his baseball cap. | Video

Rescue on the Mediterranean: suffering, death and hope

Apr 17 2017

ABOARD THE PHOENIX, OFF THE LIBYAN COAST Reuters photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi has been on the Phoenix, a migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean operated by MOAS, a Malta-based NGO, since April 1. This past weekend, he witnessed some of the most dramatic scenes of his career. Below is the account of his experience.

Witnessing migrants being rescued at sea

Jul 01 2016

ABOARD THE TOPAZ RESPONDER The first reports came in at dawn. A growing number of flimsy rubber dinghies, packed with migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, in difficulty in the Mediterranean Sea.

A rescue at sea

Oct 15 2014

Reuters photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi joined the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) team as the Foundation’s volunteer official photographer on board its vessel Phoenix on its latest mission rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean.

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