ONBOARD SOS MEDITERRANEE Activities and observations of our rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean
August 1, 2022
July 7, 2022
July 3, 2022
12:15

Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety to ITMRCC.

April 27, 2022
06:00

Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

04:55

Ocean Viking spots a rubber boat in the water, possibly in distress.

April 25, 2022
08:05

Ocean Viking has a visual contact with a boat potentially in distress.

07:54

Ocean Viking acknowledges the message by email and informs the maritime authorities about her intention to proceed towards the target.

07:42

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone to LYJRCC alerting to a boat in distress.

April 23, 2022
09:24

Ocean Viking resumes patrol.

08:43

Ocean Viking stops to conduct Rhibs drills.

March 29, 2022
March 25, 2022
13:14

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone to LYJRCC alerting to a boat in distress in Libyan SRR.

February 20, 2022
February 14, 2022
10:13

Ocean Viking is alerted to a boat in distress via email from Alarm Phone.

February 13, 2022
03:09

Ocean Viking via email informs MTRCC, LYJRCC and ITMRCC of completion of rescue.

01:07

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone to ITMRCC and MTRCC alerting to a third boat in distress.

February 12, 2022
18:50

Ocean Viking calls LYRJCC, no answer.

18:45

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via satellite phone to report the distress case, MTRCC operator instructs Ocean Viking to call LYJRCC.

November 2, 2021
September 23, 2021
September 21, 2021
September 20, 2021
September 19, 2021
08:40

All RHIBs recovered on board Ocean Viking. Rescue operation completed. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

September 18, 2021
12:35

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Tripoli (with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy) to report completion of rescue operation.

12:33

All RHIBs recovered on board Ocean Viking. Rescue operation completed. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

July 31, 2021
09:10

Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

July 4, 2021
July 3, 2021
14:36

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy) informing that Seabird aircraft (Sea-Watch) reported the interception of the boat in distress by the Libyan Coast Guard.

July 1, 2021
19:03

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC of her proceeding towards the distress position by email (with ITMRCC in copy).

April 25, 2021
10:28

Ocean Viking calls Alarm Phone via satellite phone to confirm the position of the distress case.

April 22, 2021
19:00

M/V MY ROSE informs Ocean Viking via VHF that they received permission from a Turkish navy vessel to proceed towards their final destinations Al Khoms, Libya. Ocean Viking alters her course, heading west.

17:05

Ocean Viking on scene, 3NM from M/V MY ROSE. Libyan Coast Guard patrol vessel Ubari not yet arrived. Ocean Viking spots several bodies in the water while standing by in the area.

14:00

Ocean Viking has visual on the shipwreck and several bodies in the water in position 33°45.0’N 013°38.0’E.

13:50

M/V AIK leaves the scene and communicates via VHF CH 16 that Libyan Coast Guard patrol vessel UBARI is the coordinator, meanwhile M/T VS LISBETH left the area.

12:45

Ocean Viking alters course to the shipwreck. Ocean Viking position: 33 36.2 N 013 24.6 E. 13 NM to the position of the shipwreck.

12:34

Frontex aircraft Osprey3 informs M/V MY ROSE and the other vessels of the position of the shipwreck via VHF CH 16 (grey rubber boat in position 33 44.44N 013 37.57E).

12:24

M/V MY ROSE informs Frontex aircraft Osprey3 via VHF CH 16 that she has visual on 3 bodies in pos 33 34N 013 37E.

08:55

Ocean Viking calls the Frontex office via satellite phone asking for aerial support in the distress area.

April 21, 2021
21:52

Ocean Viking receives an email from Alarm Phone informing that the people on board are now without battery on their Thuraya phone (Case AP 182). The last call was too short to ask for a new position.

17:50

As Ocean Viking has not succeeded in finding the first distress case (AP 181), she is now proceeding towards distress case AP 182 and informs relevant authorities. The last known position of AP 182 is 121 NM away from the Ocean Viking’s position.

17:16

Ocean Viking receives an updated position of a boat in distress (case AP 182) from Alarm Phone.

16:16

Ocean Viking receives from an updated position of a boat in distress (case AP 182) from Alarm Phone.

13:58

Ocean Viking alters course going back to the latest known position of case AP 181 to start a new search pattern.

09:55

Ocean Viking receives an updated position of the boat in distress (case AP 181, the first distress alert) from Alarm Phone.

01:41

Ocean Viking receives an updated position of the boat in distress from Alarm Phone (case AP 181).

April 20, 2021
January 20, 2021
January 19, 2021
21:20

Drills are completed. Ocean Viking resumes patrolling.

July 7, 2020
June 26, 2020
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.

January 23, 2020
January 19, 2020
January 18, 2020
January 15, 2020
January 14, 2020
January 5, 2020
January 4, 2020
January 3, 2020
January 2, 2020
December 31, 2019
December 30, 2019
December 29, 2019
December 28, 2019
December 27, 2019
December 26, 2019
November 18, 2019
15:07

Ocean Viking calls Maltese JRCC and asks further information about the observed AFM SAR helicopter operating further South. Ocean Viking offers assistance and receives a negative answer.

November 16, 2019
16:04

Ocean Viking’s RHIB identifies a deflated rubber boat in position 33°29.9’N 012°23.1’E

November 13, 2019
19:54

Ocean Viking asks Maltese JRCC if it should proceed to empty boat adrift and receives a negative answer

19:22

Maltese JRCC sends a Navtex message about empty wooden boat in position 34°04’N 013°53’E

August 10, 2019
September 19, 2018
September 18, 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