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

SITUATION RECAP

Last update 14/09/2019 at 23h17 (All times in UTC+2)

-On the 8th of September, Ocean Viking conducted rescue of rubber boat in distress. 50 survivors safely onboard

-On the 9th of September, Ocean Viking conducted transfer from SV Josefa. 34 survivors safely onboard

-On the 11th of September a nine-month pregnant woman and her husband are evacuated to Malta via Helicopter

-On the 14th of September ITMRCC informed Ocean Viking to proceed towards Lampedusa as Place of Safety
-On the 14th of September at 23h17 Ocean Viking completed the transfer of the 82 survivors

 

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September 14, 2019
23:17

Transfer of all survivors completed

Latitude: 35.48388889
Longitude: 12.58444444
22:40

Starts the transfer of the 82 survivors from the Ocean Viking to Italian Coast Guard vessel and Italian GDF vessel

21:32

Ocean Viking drops anchor in front of Lampedusa in position 35°29.2N 012°35.4E

07:30

Ocean Viking receives a SAT phone call from ITMRCC informing to proceed towards Lampedusa as Place of Safety

September 12, 2019
12:47

Ocean Viking receives an email from MTJRCC with refusal to grant a Place of Safety

September 11, 2019
15:15

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC and MTJRCC copying JRCC Libya to request a Place of Safety

September 10, 2019
16:14

Ocean Viking receives an email from JRCC Libya designating Zawiyah (Libya) as Place of Safety.

13:18

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Libya copying ITMRCC and MTJRCC to request a Place of Safety

00:05

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Libya copying ITMRCC and MTJRCC to report the completion of the transfer of 34 survivors from SV Josefa

September 9, 2019
22:47

Ocean Viking sends email to JRCC Libya, copying ITMRCC and MTRCC, to report that the transfer of 34 survivors from SV Josefa has started due to the situation of emergency.

September 8, 2019
14:54

Ocean Viking RHIBs start the lifejackets distribution

14:11

Visual contact with EU patrol aircraft flying over the boat in distress

13:32

First visual contact with a potential boat in distress

01:20

Ocean Viking receives an email from Alarm Phone with an updated distress position

01:20

Ocean Viking receives an email from Alarm Phone with an updated distress position

September 7, 2019
23:37

Ocean Viking calls Libyan JRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

September 6, 2019
September 5, 2019
September 4, 2019
September 3, 2019
September 2, 2019
August 8, 2019
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