Migrant rescue ship MV "Ocean Viking" is granted permission to dock by Italy and heads to Taranto, carrying 176 migrants rescued at sea off the Libyan coast on Sunday.
A dinghy carrying 27 Egyptians en route to Italy capsizes off the coast of Libya, killing at least two people and leaving nineteen others missing in the Mediterranean Sea.
Millionaire Italian yacht businessman Giulio Lolli is convicted of terrorism in Libya and sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Tripoli. Lolli is wanted for fraud in Italy, and his Italian lawyer says the Libyan legal case appears to be based on Lolli using a yacht to evacuate fighters from Tripoli.
Heavy floods and strong winds in the "comune" of Manduria in Taranto, Italy, destroys several buildings and roads, leaving at least one person injured.
A Mediterranean hurricane forms, threatening Libya, Italy, Tunisia, and Greece.
Italy Interior Minister Matteo Salvini threatens to return 177 migrants who have been aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days to Libya.
Italy and Malta refuse entry to a German vessel carrying 629 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya.
A judge in Ragusa, Sicily, Italy, orders the release of a Proactiva Open Arms migrant search and rescue ship detained in Pozzallo since arriving there on March 18 carrying over 200 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea. Catania prosecutors requested the Spanish ship's detention alleging involvement in illegal immigration after Proactiva refused to hand the migrants over to Libya.
Hundreds of people are feared dead after a boat carrying people from Libya to Italy capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea. Twenty-eight people have been rescued.
More than 400 people fleeing Libya and Tunisia arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa in two boats, the latest in a stream of refugees fleeing the ongoing conflicts in North Africa.
Italy's foreign minister says as many as 1,000 people have been killed in Libya during the unrest.