ONBOARD SOS MEDITERRANEE Activities and observations of our rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean

The Ocean Viking has declared a State of Emergency over the vessel after the situation on board deteriorated to the point that the safety of the 180 survivors and the crew onboard can no longer be guaranteed.

All hands are currently on deck and the logbook will be updated as soon as possible.

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June 30, 2020
17:21

Ocean Viking launches 2 RHIBs

16:52

Ocean Viking establishes visual contact with boat in distress, updates relevant authorities

12:26

Ocean Viking is informed by Seabird about visual sighting of distress case

11:49

Ocean Viking increases speed after receiving reports of medical emergencies on boat in distress from Alarm Phone and informs ITMRCC and MTJRCC

09:52

Ocean Viking alters course and informs ITMRCC and MTJRCC

08:15

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email sent by Alarm Phone to ITMRCC and MTJRCC, informing of a wooden boat in distress with approx. 50 people in position 35°0.085’N 12°18.441E

June 29, 2020
23:21

Medevac completed. Patient on board Italian Coastguard Vessel

Latitude: 35.583262
Longitude: 012.904261
11:16

Ocean Viking sends another email to ITMRCC and MTJRCC with Maritime Incident Reports (MIR) and asks for a Place of Safety

June 27, 2020
13:15

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC and MTJRCC with Maritime Incident Reports (MIR) and asks for a Place of Safety

June 26, 2020
23:50

Ocean Viking alters her course and leaves the area.

23:25

Ocean Viking calls M/V Mare Jonio. M/V Mare Jonio informs she will remain in the area to investigate the wreck. Ocean Viking informs she will leave the scene.

23:18

Ocean Viking overhears M/V Mare Jonio’s VHF call to LYCG asking to confirm rescue and dead bodies. LYCG answer they have rescued more than 70 people and that the situation is under control.

22:00

Ocean Viking is 46.5 NM from the target, proceeding at a speed of 12.3 kn.

21:29

Ocean Viking calls M/V Mare Jonio asking for updated information about the distress case. M/V Mare Jonio sees LYCG patrol vessel on the radar.

21:24

Ocean Viking calls ITMRCC asking for updated information about the distress case. ITMRCC’s answer is to contact Libyan coastguard

20:51

Ocean Viking overhears M/V Mare Jonio’s attempt to contact Libyan coastguard via VHF, no answer

18:12

Ocean Viking is copied in an email from Alarm Phone to LYJRCC asking to confirm launch of SAR operation by LYJRCC and informing about report of newborn baby onboard the boat in distress

16:24

Ocean Viking is copied in an email from M/V Mare Jonio informing that she is proceeding towards the boat in distress (ETA: 23:30CEST)

16:15

Ocean Viking is copied in an email from Alarm Phone to ITMRCC about report of 8 deceased people onboard the boat in distress

13:19

Ocean Viking informs via email, LYJRCC, ITMRCC and MTRCC that she will proceed towards reported boat in distress (ETA: 00:00Zulu)

12:45

Ocean Viking calls ITMRCC to inform she will proceed towards reported boat in distress

12:22

Ocean Viking is copied in an email from Alarm Phone to ITMRCC, MTJRCC and LYJRCC informing about a potential boat in distress in Libyan SRR

09:28

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC and MTJRCC with Maritime Incident Reports (MIR) to request a Place of Safety for the 118 survivors

June 25, 2020
June 24, 2020
June 23, 2020
June 22, 2020
08:30

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Marseille

March 20, 2020
11:25

The Ocean Viking arrives in the port of Marseille

March 19, 2020
15:18

Navigation is resumed

March 18, 2020
March 17, 2020
16:35

The Ocean Viking is leaving the port of Pozzallo

March 8, 2020
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January 24, 2020
January 17, 2020
December 20, 2019
November 28, 2019
November 19, 2019
October 30, 2019
October 16, 2019
October 8, 2019
September 24, 2019
September 14, 2019
August 23, 2019
December 31, 2018
12:00

Aquarius is returned to its owner as the charter party terminates

December 12, 2018
October 30, 2018
00:00

The owner of Aquarius obtains a temporary registration for administrative reasons by the Liberian Maritime Authority. This status does not allow Aquarius to resume search and rescue operations

October 29, 2018
23:59

Aquarius is cancelled from the Panama flag state register

September 30, 2018
September 11, 2018
August 17, 2018
August 15, 2018
June 25, 2018
June 17, 2018