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

SITUATION RECAP

Last update 20/08/2019 at 20h11 (All times in UTC+2)

-Between the 9 and the 12 of August, Ocean Viking had completed 4 rescues and safely transferring a total of 356 survivors on the Ocean Viking

– Since 15 of August, Ocean Viking is standing by in the international waters, at approximately 32 nautical miles from the European coasts, waiting for further guidance from the authorities

– Ocean Viking is requesting a place of safety to disembark safely 356 survivors

Search

August 20, 2019
August 19, 2019
18:40

Ocean Viking is standing by in the overlapping Italian and Maltese SRR in the international waters, at the position 36°18.7’N 013°23.7’E, waiting for further guidance from the authorities

August 18, 2019
August 17, 2019
August 16, 2019
August 15, 2019
August 14, 2019
August 13, 2019
16:36

Ocean Viking calls Libyan JRCC by satellite phone informing about a potential boat in distress

14:48

Ocean Viking alters course towards north while requesting a place of safety at a speed of 5 knots

August 12, 2019
18:38

EU patrol aircraft informs all ships by VHF about position of the rubber boat in distress in the Maltese SRR

16:22

Ocean viking calls Libyan JRCC by satellite phone but receives no response

16:00

2 RHIBS and 3 life Rafts recovered onboard

13:37

Ocean Viking calls Libyan JRCC by VHF but receives no response

13:22

Ocean Viking launches 2 rescue boats in the water

13:06

Ocean viking calls Libyan JRCC by satellite phone but receives no response

11:10

Ocean Viking alters course towards the potential boat in distress position

10:30

Ocean Viking overhears VHF distress call from a fishing boat with medical emergency on board, 60NM away

August 11, 2019
10:55

Ocean Viking calls EU patrol aircraft on VHF for a situation update

10:40

Ocean Viking calls EU patrol aircraft on VHF informing about potential target

10:37

Ocean viking calls Libyan JRCC by satellite phone but receives no response

09:13

Ocean Viking alters course towards the position of the EU patrol aircraft

09:00

Ocean Viking observes EU patrol aircraft circling on the radar

August 10, 2019
12:05

Rescue of a white rubber boat completed, survivors safely onboard Ocean Viking

Latitude: 33.597
Longitude: 14.248
10:59

Ocean Viking launches 2 rescue boats in the water

10:31

First visual contact with a white rubber boat

10:05

Ocean Viking alters course heading north towards the search area at a speed of 9 knots

10:00

Ocean viking calls Libyan JRCC by Fleet Broad Band phone but receives no response

August 9, 2019
18:57

Ocean Viking acknowledges Libyan JRCC’s email and informs it will contact competent authorities to request a place of safety

11:35

Rescue of a rubber boat completed, 85 survivors safely onboard Ocean Viking

10:30

Stabilisation of the boat in distress in progress

09:10

First visual contact with a possible boat in distress

08:10

Ocean Viking hears VHF all ships call from patrol aircraft about a rubber boat at position 33°55’N, 013°28’E

01:37

Ocean Viking spots flash lights in the water and launches the 2 rhibs at sea

00:38

Ocean Viking calls Libyan JRCC by satellite phone and VHF but receives no response

August 8, 2019
23:30

Ocean Viking sends an email to Libyan JRCC, Italian MRCC and Maltese JRCC informing about search operations

22:15

Ocean Viking calls Libyan JRCC by satellite phone and receives no response

August 7, 2019
20:10

Ocean Viking is heading south towards Libyan Search and Rescue Region

18:58

Maltese Maritime Autorities informs Ocean Viking that bunkering into territorial waters is not permitted

14:45

Ocean Viking stops at 36°36.7’N, 013°36.6’E position to perform rescue simulation

August 6, 2019
August 5, 2019
August 4, 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

October 4, 2018
10:17

Aquarius has arrived in Marseille for an extended port call

October 2, 2018
September 22, 2018
16:50

Tunisian Navy calls Aquarius on VHF requesting vessel details

September 19, 2018
September 18, 2018
September 17, 2018
September 16, 2018
17:20

Aquarius resumes its voyage after drills completed

September 15, 2018
September 11, 2018
August 27, 2018
16:00

Aquarius arrives in Marseille

August 26, 2018
August 17, 2018
August 16, 2018
August 15, 2018
August 9, 2018
15:45

Aquarius stops for rescue exercises

August 8, 2018
17:25

Two RHIB recovered, Aquarius resumes patrolling

August 7, 2018
August 6, 2018
12:40

Receives call from Colibri, informing of end of patrol

August 5, 2018
05:45

Aquarius reaches the patrolling area off the Libyan coast

August 4, 2018
August 3, 2018
August 2, 2018
August 1, 2018
July 25, 2018
June 29, 2018
June 25, 2018
June 17, 2018