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

This online logbook intends to provide information on the past and ongoing operations of the Ocean Viking. The logbook entries are not updated live but as regularly as possible by our teams who are currently engaged in search and rescue operations at sea.

 

Search

April 7, 2021
15:13

Ocean Viking is granted free pratique by the Port Health Authority of Augusta.

March 24, 2021
March 23, 2021
20:10

Disembarkation of 116 survivors in Augusta, Italy, is completed.

17:24

Disembarkation of survivors starts in Augusta, Italy.

March 22, 2021
March 21, 2021
March 20, 2021
12:20

SEABIRD calls Ocean Viking on VHF and informs no other boats in distress have been spotted by the aircraft in the area.

11:36

Ocean Viking’s RHIBs Easy 1 and Easy 2 are recovered. Ocean Viking resumes patrol.

10:18

Distribution of lifejackets is finished. Evacuation of shipwrecked persons to Ocean Viking starts.

09:28

Ocean Viking contacts LYJRCC via satellite phone to report the situation and informs that she is proceeding to the assistance of the persons in distress as per international maritime law.

09:23

SEABIRD aircraft overflies the rubber boat and calls Ocean Viking on VHF.

09:18

Ocean Viking alters her course and increases speed heading towards the reported distress position of Case AP116 alerted to by Alarm Phone.

March 19, 2021
March 18, 2021
09:15

Libyan coastguard patrol vessel 658 instructs Ocean Viking to alter her course and head North.

08:23

GACS patrol vessel P-301 evacuates the last person from the fibreglass boat. The boat is towed by GACS patrol vessel P-301.

08:10

Ocean Viking recovers RHIBs Easy1 and Easy2.

06:43

Ocean Viking acknowledges the GACS patrol vessel’s message via VHF and alters course to provide assistance to the fibreglass boat.

March 17, 2021
18:00

All RHIBs are recovered. The drill is completed.

March 13, 2021
21:40

All RHIBs are recovered. The drill is completed.

17:30

RHIBs and FRC are recovered. The drill is completed.

March 12, 2021
17:35

The drill is completed and RHIBs are recovered.

March 10, 2021
18:15

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Marseille, France.

March 1, 2021
14:03

Ocean Viking moors in the port of Marseille, France.

January 11, 2021
09:02

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Marseille, France.

December 27, 2020
11:00

Ocean Viking arrives in the port of Marseille, France.

December 23, 2020
05:00

Ocean Viking left the port of Augusta, Sicily, to join the port of Marseille, France.

December 21, 2020
18:00

Ocean Viking is released from detention following a Port State Control by the Italian coastguard.

November 30, 2020
06:00

Ocean Viking enters the shipyard of the port of Augusta, Sicily.

November 26, 2020
11:00

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Porto Empedocle, Sicily, to reach the shipyard of Augusta after a single voyage permit was granted on November 24.

November 24, 2020
12:00

Ocean Viking is granted a single voyage permit by the Italian coastguard, following a new Port State Control conducted on November 23.

July 22, 2020
22:00

Following a Port State Control inspection in Porto Empedocle, the Master of Ocean Viking is presented with a notice of detention by the Italian authorities.

09:00

The quarantine for the Ocean Viking crew is officially over.

July 8, 2020
18:57

Health autorities informs Ocean Viking that the results of the Covid-19 tests for the 180 survivors are negative

July 7, 2020
10:40

Ocean Viking drops anchor and starts quarantine

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
February 24, 2020
February 23, 2020
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