Statistics: 2008

ID DATE TIME TOTAL MALES FEMALES CHILDREN BABIES DEATHS FOUND AT LANDED AT COMMENTS
1 03/01/2008 00:00 24 17 4 3 0 0 Picked up somewhere off Malta Hay Wharf - Floriana  
2 04/08/2008 14:10 0 0 0 0 0 0 16-foot boat sighted 37 nautical miles to the East Unknown AFM Plane 'Islander' continued search but boat was not found due to adverse weather
3 04/09/2008 12:00 28 28 0 0 0 0 Sighted by fishing vessel 1 nautical mile off Marsaxlokk Hay Wharf - Floriana  
4 04/13/2008 00:00 28 28 0 0 0 0 Self Landing Hay Wharf - Floriana  
5 04/30/2008 16:50 26 20 6 0 0 0 Sighted 2 nautical miles off Ras Il-Mara Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia  
6 04/30/2008 20:30 26 20 6 0 0 0 Self Landing Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia  
7 05/01/2008 00:30 27 25 2 0 0 0 Self Landing Wied iz-Zurrieq, Qrendi  
8 05/07/2008 11:30 12 6 5 1 0 0 Sighted off Wied iz-Zurrieq Hay Wharf - Floriana  
9 05/16/2008 17:15 29 22 3 3 1 0 Picked up by tunapen tug, Schottland, 65 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana  
10 05/22/2008 19:00 27 24 3 0 0 0 Sighted off Ghar Lapsi, Siggiewi Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia  
11 05/23/2008 05:40 27 19 6 2 0 0 Self Landing Ghar Lapsi, Siggiewi  
12 05/24/2008 08:15 26 22 4 0 0 0 Self Landing Mgarr Harbour - Gozo  
13 05/27/2008 03:20 27 21 6 0 0 0 Self Landing Golden Sands Bay, Mellieha  
14 05/27/2008 12:30 13 13 0 0 0 5 Picked up by the Italian trawler Pegaso, 85 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana Migrants claimed that original number was 18
15 06/01/2008 10:30 27 24 3 0 0 0 Self Landing Wied iz-Zurrieq, Qrendi  
16 06/01/2008 20:00 27 20 7 0 0 0 Sighted 11 nautical miles off Delimara Hay Wharf - Floriana  
17 06/06/2008 19:00 28 25 2 1 0 0 Self Landing Golden Sands Bay, Mellieha  
18 06/09/2008 16:30 17 13 2 0 2 3 Picked  up by Guardia Costiera Fiorillo, 56 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana Original number was 20. Father of child & parents of other child confirmed dead
19 06/16/2008 01:00 27 25 1 1 0 0 Sighted by the AFM Islander plane, 27 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana  
20 06/16/2008 01:00 28 23 5 0 0 6 Picked  up near tuna pen by Gambero, 55 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana Migrants claimed that original number was 34
21 06/16/2008 03:00 28 28 0 0 0 0 Sighted by the Nouvo Lorenzo, trawler, 30 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana  
22 06/16/2008 07:00 26 26 0 0 0 0 Self Landing Wied iz-Zurrieq, Qrendi  
23 06/16/2008 22:30 26 25 1 0 0 0 Picked up by the Pagone, trawler, 12 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana  
24 06/17/2008 01:00 27 27 0 0 0 0 Picked up by the Alto Mare, tuna penner, 75 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana  
25 06/20/2008 07:00 26 21 4 0 1 0 Picked  up near tuna pen by Gambero, 52 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana  
26 06/22/2008 07:00 27 19 8 0 0 0 Picked up by fishing trawler, 98 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana  
27 06/23/2008 16:30 27 25 2 0 0 0 Self Landing Cirkewwa, Mellieha  
28 06/23/2008 18:00 28 22 5 1 0 0 Pickup up by Maltese tug Minku, 45 nautical miles Southeast Hay Wharf - Floriana  
29 06/26/2008 01:00 23 23 0 0 0 0 Sighted by the tugboat Akwadem 2, 36 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana  
30 06/26/2008 05:00 27 27 0 0 0 0 Sighted in the harbour mouth of Marsaxlokk Bay Marsaxlokk  
31 06/26/2008 20:30 71 65 6 0 0 0 Picked up by Guardia Costiera Fiorillo, 37 nautical miles Southeast Hay Wharf - Floriana  
32 07/05/2008 11:30 26 26 0 0 0 0 Picked up by AFM, 70 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana  
33 07/07/2008 06:20 6 6 0 0 0 0 Sighted to the South of Malta Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia Mutiny-related. Captain jumped boat.
34 07/08/2008 17:30 27 23 4 0 0 0 Self Landing Xlendi, Gozo  
35 07/09/2008 05:15 27 27 0 0 0 0 Self Landing Sliema Pitch, Tower Rd - Sliema  
36 07/10/2008 11:30 85 82 3 0 0 0 Picked up by the Frontex Vessel 'Fenice' in the Libyan S&R area Hay Wharf - Floriana Though found in the Libyan area, boarded for security and hygiene
37 07/10/2008 18:45 100 67 29 4 0 3 Picked up trawler Laura II, 51 nautical miles SouthWest, transfered to patrol bo Hay Wharf - Floriana 3 corpses of females were also picked up, one of them pregnant
38 07/11/2008 13:30 27 27 0 0 0 0 Picked up by Italian fishing boat 'Maria Elena', 40 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana Transfered to AFM boat
39 07/12/2008 07:30 28 22 6 0 0 0 Sighted by a cargo vessel, 35 nautical miles South. Picked up by AFM boat Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia  
40 07/13/2008 21:15 28 26 2 0 0 0 Self Landing Xlendi, Gozo  
41 07/14/2008 21:00 28 27 1 0 0 0 Sighted 36 nautical miles off Malta by Maltese AFM Boat P52, on way to aid P51 Hay Wharf - Floriana P51 was monitoring a boat carrying 340 migrants heading for Lampedusa (TOM)
42 07/18/2008 06:00 26 21 5 0 0 0 Self Landing St. Peter's Pool - Marsaxlokk  
43 07/18/2008 16:00 28 28 0 0 0 1 Sighted by AFM 3 nautical miles off Marsaxlokk Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia Immigrants stated that 1 person was missing
44 07/20/2008 21:15 28 28 0 0 0 0 Self Landing Wied iz-Zurrieq, Qrendi  
45 07/21/2008 07:00 30 28 2 0 0 0 Sighted by AFM in open waters off Marsaxlokk Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia  
46 07/21/2008 07:30 27 27 0 0 0 0 Self Landing Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia  
47 07/21/2008 07:30 27 27 0 0 0 0 Self Landing Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia  
48 07/21/2008 11:00 29 29 0 0 0 0 Self Landing Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia  
49 07/26/2008 21:00 28 26 2 0 0 0 Self Landing Ghar Lapsi, Siggiewi  
50 07/27/2008 22:00 95 80 15 0 0 0 Sighted 2 nautical miles off Delimara Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia  
51 07/31/2008 00:15 28 23 5 0 0 0 Picked up by AFM P52, 41 nautical miles off Delimara Hay Wharf - Floriana One of the females was pregnant
52 07/31/2008 00:15 53 52 1 0 0 0 Sighted by merchant vessel Sparto, 41 nautical miles off Delimara Hay Wharf - Floriana  
53 07/31/2008 15:00 28 19 9 0 0 3 Sighted in the sea by Tug-boat 'Vittorin', 79 nautical miles south-south-west Hay Wharf - Floriana Pregnant female died on being picked up by merchant vessel 'Northumberland'
54 08/01/2008 08:30 28 26 2 0 0 0 Sighted by fishing boat Nuova Lorenzo, 40 nautical miles South - 31 July (18:18) Hay Wharf - Floriana Found again on 1st Aug (06:00) by P32, 5 nautical miles off Wied Znuber
55 08/02/2008 03:30 28 21 7 0 0 0 Self Landing Wied iz-Zurrieq, Qrendi  
56 08/02/2008 20:00 27 27 0 0 0 0 Sighted by Maltese fishing boat, 17 nautical miles south-west of Malta Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia Picked up by AFM
57 08/03/2008 12:15 31 19 12 0 0 0 Picked up somewhere off Malta Hay Wharf - Floriana  
58 08/07/2008 02:00 28 26 2 0 0 0 Sighted by tanker 'Forward Bridge', 27 nautical miles east of Malta Hay Wharf - Floriana Picked up near vessel "Vema Cape" 7 miles from sighted location
59 08/07/2008 03:00 30 30 0 0 0 0 Sighted and picked up by Italian fishing boat 'Alibut', 40 nautical miles south Hay Wharf - Floriana Transfered to AFM P-24 - forced their way on board Alibut
60 08/12/2008 06:00 28 20 8 0 0 0 Self Landing Ghar Lapsi, Siggiewi  
61 08/12/2008 06:00 45 35 10 0 0 0 Picked up somewhere off Malta Hay Wharf - Floriana Immigrants wanted to go to Italy
62 08/13/2008 06:00 28 23 5 0 0 0 Sighted 47 nautical miles to the SouthEast by Nuova Campisi & picked up by AFM Hay Wharf - Floriana  
63 08/13/2008 14:10 28 24 2 2 0 0 Sighted 3 nautical miles from Lapsi Hay Wharf - Floriana  
64 08/15/2008 19:00 28 20 8 0 0 0 Self Landing Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia  
65 08/20/2008 20:15 2 2 0 0 0 0 50 migrants (inc baby) were picked up by the Italian fishing boat 'Marve' Sent to Libya 2 (sick) airlifted by AFM to Malta
66 08/22/2008 19:48 27 19 6 2 0 0 Picked up somewhere off Malta Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia Picked up by Maritime Squadron's Swift-class patrolboat P-24
67 08/23/2008 03:00 30 19 10 0 1 0 Picked up somewhere off Malta Hay Wharf - Floriana  
68 08/24/2008 12:40 31 27 2 2 0 0 Self Landing Delimara - Marsaxlokk  
69 08/24/2008 13:30 77 75 2 0 0 0 Sighted 50 nautical miles SouthWest by container vessel Stadt Goslar Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia Transfered to AFM boat
70 08/27/2008 16:30 8 7 0 1 0 70 Picked up by Maltese fishing boat Madonna di Pompei , 56 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana Original number on dingy was 78. including 4 femles: 3 pregnant
71 09/01/2008 03:30 28 19 9 0 0 0 Self Landing Wied il-Buni - Birzebbugia Escorted by the Armed Forces of Malta: included 2 pregnant females
72 09/02/2008 03:30 29 26 3 0 0 0 Self Landing Marsascala A mobile squad patrol found the immigrants on land
73 09/03/2008 09:30 83 69 12 1 1 5 Tanker Johann Schulte was diverted by AFM, 97 nautical miles South-South-East Hay Wharf - Floriana Picked up by AFM P-51, Rome rescue centre alerted AFM and Frontex Helicopter
74 09/05/2008 00:00 29 27 2 0 0 0 Self Landing Mgarr Harbour - Gozo Had initially tried to land at Xlendi
75 09/09/2008 20:30 30 20 8 0 2 1 Picked up by AFM, 72 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana Mother of the two infants died after boat capsized
76 09/28/2008 07:00 28 24 4 0 0 0 Self Landing Between Ghar Lapsi and Hagar Qim  
77 09/28/2008 20:30 101 87 10 4 0 0 Picked up by the Italian Frigate 'Vega' at edge of Malta's S&R zone Hay Wharf - Floriana Transfered to AFM boats
78 10/16/2008 02:30 3 0 1 2 0 0 Picked up somewhere off Malta Hay Wharf - Floriana Picked up from boat going to Italy
79 10/20/2008 00:45 43 30 10 0 0 0 Picked up by AFM P-52, 88 nautical miles South Hay Wharf - Floriana  
80 11/06/2008 00:00 68 49 16 2 1 0 Picked up by 'Yelena Shatrova', in Malta's SSR Hay Wharf - Floriana Transfered to AFM boat 2 miles off St. Paul's Bay - pregnant fem gave birth to twins
81 12/29/2008 15:30 139 103 36 0 0 0 Accosted up by AFM, 87 nautical miles, South-South-West Hay Wharf - Floriana Immigrants contacted Rome MRCC station by satellite phone - 10 females pregnant
Totals 2704 2298 365 32 9 97