Immigrants in Crisis on Mediterranean Ships

In the last day, more than 4,200 immigrants attempting to find sanctuary in Europe have been rescued from Mediterranean ships. An estimated 4,243 people have been recovered from rubber dinghies by nations including Italy, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Britain.

Hundreds rescued off the coast of Italy

More than 4,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean as crisis grows

Marine emergency responder association moves to Houston

Marine Response Alliance, an association of the top U.S. emergency responders providing salvage marine firefighting, has relocated from Pompano, Fla., to Houston, company representatives said Tuesday.

MRA will be situated with international partner Titan Salvage — which in November also moved its headquarters from Pompano to Houston — in a new, 102,500-square-foot maintenance and warehousing facility, with 4.61 acres of outside storage, at 15894 Diplomatic Plaza Drive near George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The facility includes a state-of-the-art emergency response center manned 24 hours a day, the only one of its kind in the nation, officials said.

Marine emergency responder association moves to Houston Biz journal

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