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Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on Wednesday. European governments came under increasing pressure to tackle the Mediterranean's migrant crisis ahead of an emergency summit, as harrowing details emerged of the fate of hundreds who died in the latest tragedy

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Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on Wednesday

Palestinian fishermen rest after arriving back from a fishing trip at the port of Gaza City on April 21, 2015.

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Palestinian fishermen rest after arriving back from a fishing trip at the port of Gaza City on Tuesday

Immigrants wait to board a ship on Wednesday in Lampedusa, Italy. Hundreds of migrants have recently arrived in Lampedusa fleeing the attacks by ISIS in Libya

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Immigrants wait to board a ship on Wednesday in Lampedusa, Italy. Hundreds of migrants have recently arrived in Lampedusa fleeing the attacks by militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, in Libya

Men wash before prayers at the fishing port of Conakry, Guinea, Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014. In March 2014, the World Health Organization with support from UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders vaccinated some 200,000 fishermen on islands north of Conakry, the capital, where they gather from Guinea and neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia during the fishing season. The area had been identified as a major transmission source for cholera since the fishermen set up temporary shelters and have no toilets or clean water. Guinea has recorded only one cholera case this year, down from thousands, in a rare success that experts cautiously attribute to the vaccinations against the water-borne disease, and hand-washing in the campaign against Ebola.

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Men wash before prayers at the fishing port of Conakry, Guinea’s capital. Last March, the World Health Organisation with support from Unicef and Doctors Without Borders vaccinated some 200,000 fishermen against cholera on islands north of Conakry

Workers, near smoke from a flare, block an entrance of the port of Antwerp, one of the world's biggest port, during a strike in Antwerp November 24, 2014. A strike in parts of Belgium on Monday disrupted rail services and one of Europe's largest ports as trade unions and workers voice their anger over austerity measures announced by the country's new government.

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Strikers, near smoke from a flare, block an entrance at Antwerp port, one of the world’s biggest, on Monday. Trade unions and workers voiced anger over austerity measures announced by Belgium’s new government.

Workers chat while they break up part of an old ship for scrap metal near Tanjung Priok port, Indonesia's largest seaport, in Jakarta September 22, 2014.

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Workers chat while they break up part of an old ship for scrap metal near Tanjung Priok port, Indonesia’s largest seaport, in Jakarta

Giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro...A giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro, California August 20, 2014. The creation, which is five stories tall and five stories wide, has been seen floating in various cities around the world since 2007. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro, California. The creation, which is five stories tall and five stories wide, has been seen floating in various cities around the world since 2007. 

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which was hauled upright in September but stil partially submerged, is slowly being refloated near the port of Giglio Island, Italy, 14 July 2014 in one of the biggest maritime s The Concordia hit a reef and partly capsized on 13 January 2012, after being steered dangerously close to Giglio. Thirty-two of the 4,229 people onboard died in the accident.

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The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which was hauled upright in September but remained partially submerged, is slowly being refloated near the port of Giglio Island, Italy, on Monday. In one of the biggest maritime disasters, the vessel hit a reef and partly capsized on 13 January 2012, after being steered dangerously close to the island.

Illegal Afghan immigrants wait to be expelled from their camp at Calais on May 28, 2014. French police early Wednesday began expelling around 650 migrants from camps in the northern port of Calais.

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Illegal Afghan immigrants wait to be expelled from their camp at Calais. French police early Wednesday began expelling around 650 migrants from camps in the northern port of Calais.

A group of migrants from Somalia that survived from an accident in the Aegean Sea last week, arrive at the port of Piraeus in Athens on May 12, 2014. At least 22 migrants including four children drowned in the Aegean Sea on May 5, 2014 after a yacht and a dinghy carrying them towards Greek shores capsized. Eighteen people were found dead on board the 10-metre (33-foot) yacht after it was towed to shore, the coastguard said, adding that another four bodies were recovered at sea.

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A group of migrants from Somalia that survived an accident in the Aegean Sea last week, arrive at the port of Piraeus in Athens on Monday

Two policemen stand guard as a priest says prayers at the port in Jindo, where family members are waiting for bodies recovered from the capsized passenger ship Sewol April 22, 2014. The crew of the South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of people on board repeatedly asked officers on the bridge whether or not to give the order to abandon ship, but there was no response, a crew member has said. The Sewol ferry sank last Wednesday on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the sub-tropical holiday island of Jeju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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A priest prays at Jindo, South Korea, where family members are waiting for bodies recovered from the capsized ferry Sewol. The ferry sank last Wednesday on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the sub-tropical holiday island of Jeju. 

People fish on a pier at the port of Mariupol...People fish on a pier at the port of Mariupol, located on the north of the Sea of Azov in eastern Ukraine March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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People fish on a pier at the port of Mariupol, located on the north of the Sea of Azov in eastern Ukraine.

Port workers demonstrate outside the customs building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. The protesters say the government is not paying retired port workers their state pension plan, affecting over 1,000 of their union members.

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Port workers demonstrate outside the customs building in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The protesters say the government is not paying retired port workers their state pension plan, affecting over 1,000 of their union members.

Container Ship Loading Operations At Southampton Port...An employee descends a gangway leading from the CMA CGM SA Marco Polo container ship as it sits moored to the dockside at the Port of Southampton, jointly operated by DP World Ltd. and Associated British Ports Holdings Plc, in Southampton, U.K., on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. The pound strengthened from near a four-week low against the dollar before reports this week that economists said will add to signs BritainĂ­s growth is gaining momentum, boosting demand for the currency.

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An employee descends a gangway on a container ship moored in Southampton, UK, on Tuesday.

This picture taken on September 20, 2013...This picture taken on September 20, 2013 shows labourers unloading fish from a trawler at a port in Pattani, southern Thailand. Each day a small army of labourers from countries including Myanmar and Cambodia -- some legal, some undocumented -- man rusting trawlers or help offload and sort the catch at ports around the country.    AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULTCHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images

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Labourers unload fish from a trawler at a port in Pattani, southern Thailand. Each day a small army of labourers from countries including Myanmar and Cambodia work sorting the daily catch at ports around the country. 

Tug boats put on a water display during the launch of the Chinese-built Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) in the harbour of Colombo on August 5, 2013.  Sri Lanka launched its biggest port with Chinese funding to turn Colombo into a strategic shipping hub along the world's most lucrative trading route.

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Tug boats put on a water display during the launch of the Chinese-built Colombo International Container Terminal in the harbour of Colombo on Monday. Sri Lanka launched its biggest port with Chinese funding to turn Colombo into a strategic shipping hub along the world’s most lucrative trading route.

Cameron visit to London Gateway container port

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Prime Minister David Cameron looks over the River Thames estuary from the top of a 138m-high quay crane at the new London Gateway container port which is under construction on the River Thames near Tilbury in Essex on Monday

The world s largest container ship, sailing under the French flag, the CMA CGM Jules Verne, which can carry 16,000 containers, arrives on June 3, 2013 in the port of Marseille. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the CMA CGM Group, the CMA CGM Jules Verne was deviated from its usual route rotation and made an exceptional call  in Marseille, where she will be inaugurated on June 4 in the presence of French President Francois Hollande. The CMA CGM Jules Verne began its first rotation on 3 May, in Pusan, South Korea.

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The world’s largest container ship, the CMA CGM Jules Verne which is sailing under the French flag, can carry 16,000 containers. It arrived in the port of Marseille on Monday. 

TOPSHOTS Sri Lankan Muslim school girls stand on the edge of a sea port in Colombo on May 20, 2013, after travelling from their town of Kalmunai, over 370 kilometres (231 miles)  east of the capital Colombo. Work on a USD 500-million new container terminal is nearing completion at Colombo which is a key transhipment hub for Indian cargo.

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Sri Lankan Muslim school girls stand on the edge of a sea port in Colombo on Monday after travelling from their town of Kalmunai, over 370km east of the capital Colombo.