ONBOARD SOS MEDITERRANEE Activities and observations of our rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean
August 1, 2022
14:33

Disembarkation of the 387 survivors is completed.

10:03

Disembarkation of the 387 survivors starts.

09:25

Ocean Viking is moored in the port of Salerno, Italy.

July 30, 2022
20:47

Ocean Viking receives an email from ITMRCC to inform of the designation of the port of Salerno, Italy, to disembark the 387 survivors onboard.

July 29, 2022
July 28, 2022
July 27, 2022
21:05

Ocean Viking sends an email to Malta RCC, with ITMRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

19:50

Ocean Viking calls Malta RCC to ask for further information on the distress case. Duty officer copies the information and answers that Malta RCC has not updates on the case.

16:40

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, with ITMRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

16:00

Ocean Viking calls via Satellite Phone the Malta RCC to inform about the situation. The duty officer requests to send an email.

15:55

Ocean Viking alters her course heading toward the distress case.

July 26, 2022
July 25, 2022
21:57

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, with LYJRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to report on the rescues and to request a place of safety.

17:58

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to report on the rescues and to request a place of safety.

16:21

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

16:20

All RHIBs are recovered, Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

15:19

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

15:15

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. No answer.

14:30

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

14:15

Ocean Viking receives a VHF contact from aircraft ‘Osprey2’ relaying a Mayday for an embarkation in distress. Ocean Viking replies that she will proceed with all possible speed toward the distress case.

13:05

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to report on the rescue and to request a place of safety.

11:20

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

10:48

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

10:45

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. Officer in charge answers, copies all the information and aks to receive the information by email.

10:28

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

10:25

Ocean Viking launches the Rhibs to investigate the situation.

10:18

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. An operator answers and copies all the information.

10:10

Ocean Viking spots a boat on the horizon, possibly in distress.

09:20

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. No answer.

09:00

Ocean Viking receives a call on Channel 16 from an unknown fishing boat not in sight about a boat in distress in the vicinity.

July 24, 2022
22:30

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to report on the rescues and to request a place of safety.

19:40

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

19:26

All RHIBs are recovered on board. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

18:38

Patrol Boat from Libyan Costal Security P200 arrives on scene and establishes contact with MV Ocean Viking via the Channel 16 .

18:35

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

18:32

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. No answer.

18:00

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

17:50

Ocean Viking spots a rubber boat, possibly in distress. Rhibs are launched to assess the situation.

17:00

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

16:43

Ocean Viking alters course and heads to the distress case, at about 20NM away.

16:30

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. No answer.

15:49

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

14:12

All RHIBs are recovered, Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

13:17

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

13:15

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. No answer.

13:02

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

13:00

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Sat Phone. No answer.

11:00

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC informing of the rescue completion.

10:45

All RHIBs are recovered on board. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

09:58

Ocean Viking informs Libyan maritime authorities about the situation by email.

09:56

Ocean Viking contacts LYJRCC by satellite phone to report on the situation and her intention to perform the rescue. Authorities copy information and ask to report by email.

09:41

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC informing of the situation.

09:30

Ocean Viking informs via email the LYJRCC to inform about the open case.

09:20

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC to ask updates about the case. Authorities copy the open case.

08:54

Ocean Viking alters her course to the last known position of the distress case.

08:40

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

July 5, 2022
12:40

Italian authorities call the Ocean Viking to assign Pozzallo as a Place of Safety for the 306 survivors onboard.

July 4, 2022
21:24

Rescue operation is completed, 15 people are safely recovered onboard Ocean Viking.

Latitude: 34.5
Longitude: 013.22
21:13

Ocean Viking sends an email to Malta RCC to update about its intention to perform the rescue.

20:40

Ocean Viking sends an email to Malta RCC to update about the situation.

17:43

Ocean Viking receives an email from Alarm Phone with an updated position of the boat in distress.

15:30

Ocean Viking sends an email to Malta RCC to update about the situation.

14:43

Ocean Viking receives an email from Alarm Phone, informing about a boat in distress adrift.

July 3, 2022
21:48

Ocean Viking sends an email to RCC Malta to inform about the rescue completion.

20:58

Ocean Viking calls via Sat Phone Malta RCC. No answer.

20:32

Ocean Viking sends an email to Malta RCC to inform about its investigation.

19:58

Ocean Viking sends an email to Malta RCC to inform about the situation.

19:52

Ocean Viking calls via Sat Phone Malta RCC. No answer.

19:03

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

July 2, 2022
23:00

Miskar platform calls Ocean Viking on VHF8 to inform that they recovered 68 people and asks the Ocean Viking to take the survivors onboard the ship.

22:20

Ocean Viking overhears a conversation in Arabic on VHF8 about the boat in distress at the platform. Ocean Viking sees a speed boat on radar but do not have a visual.

22:00

Ocean Viking calls MRTCC to inform about the situation.

21:57

Ocean Viking calls Maridive 601 nearby Miskar platform to ask if they can see the boat in distress. They have a visual.

19:40

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to inform about the new position.

17:10

Ocean Viking reiterates her request for a Place of Safety to ITMRCC.

14:42

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC about the search and the open distress case.

14:28

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta to inform about the case and about its intention to head towards it.

14:08

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

July 1, 2022
02:07

Ocean Viking sends an email to RCC Malta to inform that the rescue is complete.

01:00

All RHIBs are recovered onboard, Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

00:30

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to report about the search of the opened distress case. The duty officer acknowledges information and asks to reach them by email to communicate information regarding the situation.

00:20

The characteristics of the rescued distress boat do not match with the case reported by the airplane “Seabird” in the Mayday relay call previously listened on VHF channel 16. Ocean Viking resumes search operation.

00:15

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to inform on the situation and informs that the rescue has been completed.

June 30, 2022
23:40

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to report about the search of the opened distress case. The duty officer asks to reach them by email to communicate information regarding the situation.

23:30

Ocean Viking spots a boat, possibly in distress.

23:05

Ocean Viking spots a very weak echo on radar about 2NM distance, with no speed, without correspondence with any lights in the horizon. Ocean Viking alters the course toward the echo position to investigate.

21:32

Ocean Viking receives an update email from “Aircraft Seabird” about opened distress case.

21:05

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to inform on the situation.

20:52

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to report about the search of the opened distress case. The duty officer asks to reach them by email to communicate information regarding the situation.

20:49

Ocean Viking alters her course to the last known position of the distress case.

20:39

Ocean Viking receives a call on VHF channel 16 from the aircraft asset Seabird relaying a MAYDAY message about a boat in distress requiring immediate assistance.

13:25

All RHIBs are recovered on board. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

13:00

Libyan Cost Guard Patrol Vessel 656 arrives on the scene and establishes communication on ch.16/13 with the Ocean Viking bridge.

12:55

Ocean Viking sends an email to the LYJRCC to inform about the situation and her intention to perform the rescue.

12:45

Ocean Viking sends an email to the LYJRCC with MTRCC and ITMRCC to update on the situation.

12:43

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC via Satellite phone. No answer.

12:40

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

12:00

Ocean Viking spots an echo on radar and alters the course towards the radar echo.

09:55

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC with MTRCC and ITMRCC to inform them about the opened distress case.

09:50

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC via Satellite phone. No answer.

09:11

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone to the relevant authorities alerting to a boat in distress with ~50 people on board. 

09:11

Ocean Viking alters her course to the last known position of the distress case.

June 27, 2022
11:21

Ocean Viking sends a Maritime Incident Report and request for a Place of Safety to MTRCC with ITMRCC and LYJRCC in copy.

09:04

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to inform about the rescue.

08:57

All RHIBS are recovered on board.

08:50

Ocean Viking calls three times via Satellite phone the MTRCC to inform about the situation and request for instructions. No answer.

07:53

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to update on the situation.

07:45

Ocean Viking calls via Satellite phone the MTRCC on three different numbers to update about the situation. No answer.

07:29

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to update on the situation.

07:18

Ocean Viking calls via Satellite phone the MTRCC on three different numbers to update about the situation. No answer.

07:18

Ocean Viking launchs two RHIBS to assess the situation.

07:10

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

05:34

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to update on the situation.

05:21

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email intended to the MTRCC and ITRCC with an updated position of the opened distress case.

04:54

Ocean Viking investigates the latest known position of the opened distress case.

04:24

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to report the search of the opened distress case. The duty officer asks to reach them by email in case of any relevant update.

June 26, 2022
23:36

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to inform about the situation.

23:16

Ocean Viking calls via Satellite Phone MTRCC to inform the coordination center about the case and readiness of the Ocean Viking to provide assistance. The duty officer requires to please reach them by email.

22:57

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

16:18

Ocean Viking sends an email to the LYJRCC to update about the situation.

16:13

All Rhibs are recovered onboard the Ocean Viking.

15:21

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC to inform about the rescue.

15:18

Ocean Viking calls the LYJRCC to report on the situation. No answer.

15:02

Ocean Viking emails LYJRCC to update about the situation.

14:55

Ocean Vikings spots a rubber boat in the water from the bridge, possibly in distress. Three RHIBS are launched to investigate the situation.

14:10

Ocean Viking informs via email LYJRCC about the situation.

14:06

Ocean Viking calls the LYJRCC. The communication is broken.

14:05

Ocean Viking alters course heading to the target.

14:00

Ocean Viking receives a call on channel 16 from a fishing vessel about a boat in distress.

June 25, 2022
16:32

Ocean Viking sends an email to the LYJRCC with MTRCC and ITMRCC to update on the situation.

16:20

Ocean Viking spots a rubber boat in the water and launchs RHIBS to investigate. The team onboard the RHIBS finds an empty rubber boat adrift.

16:19

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone with updated GPS coordinate of the reported distress case.

14:38

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC via Satellite phone. No answer.

14:31

Ocean Viking alters her course to the last known position of the distress case.

14:11

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone to the relevant authorities alerting to a boat in distress with ~70 people on board. 

June 24, 2022
18:28

Ocean Viking sends a Maritime Incident Report and request for a Place of Safety to LYJRCC with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

17:10

Ocean Viking resumes navigation and waits for further instructions.

17:04

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC informing of the rescue completion.

16:31

Ocean Viking informs via email JRCC Tripoli about her intention to perform the rescue.

16:30

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC to report on the situation. No answer.

16:22

Ocean Viking informs Libyan maritime authorities about the situation.

16:15

Ocean Viking spots a boat possibly in distress in the Libyan SRR.

May 31, 2022
15:25

The disembarkation of 294 survivors in Pozzallo, Sicily, is complete.

09:30

The disembarkation of survivors is resumed in Pozzallo, Sicily.

May 30, 2022
16:00

The disembarkation of survivors is stopped for the day.

10:15

The disembarkation of survivors in Pozzallo, Sicily, starts.

09:20

Ocean Viking docks in the port of Pozzallo, Sicily.

May 29, 2022
21:00

ITMRCC calls Ocean Viking with instructions to proceed to Pozzallo, Sicily, to disembark 294 survivors.

17:48

Ocean Viking recovers Eazy1 Rhib.

17:45

Casualty transferred onboard Ocean Viking via soft stretcher.

17:38

Easy1 Rhib recovers man overboard from the water.

17:35

Ocean Viking launches Easy1 Rhib to recover the man overboard.

10:52

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with MTRCC in copy, requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitating a prompt disembarkation of all 296 survivors onboard.

May 28, 2022
10:22

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with MTRCC in copy, requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitating a prompt disembarkation of all 296 survivors onboard.

May 24, 2022
11:13

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC and MTRCC requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitating a prompt disembarkation of all 296 survivors onboard.

May 23, 2022
18:41

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC and MTRCC requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitating a prompt disembarkation of all 296 survivors onboard.

12:52

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC and MTRCC requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitating a prompt disembarkation of all 232 survivors.

May 22, 2022
22:49

Ocean Viking requests a Place of Safety for the 233 survivors onboard, via email sent to LYJRCC with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

May 19, 2022
15:20

Ocean Viking requests a Place of Safety for the 158 survivors onboard, via email sent to LYJRCC with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

May 6, 2022
10:25

Disembarkation of 294 survivors in Pozzalo, Sicily, is completed.

09:15

The disembarkation process resumes.

May 5, 2022
16:00

The disembarkation process is suspended for the night. 165 survivors disembarked.

10:20

Disembarkation of the survivors starts.

09:30

The Ocean Viking docks in Pozzallo, Sicily.

May 4, 2022
16:14

ITMRCC calls Ocean Viking with instructions to proceed to Pozzallo, Sicily, to disembark 294 survivors.

May 3, 2022
18:32

The medical evacuation of one patient, from the Ocean Viking to an Italian Coast guard vessel is completed.

Latitude: 36.12833
Longitude: 015.58166
May 2, 2022
May 1, 2022
April 30, 2022
April 29, 2022
April 28, 2022
April 27, 2022
05:44

Ocean Viking rescues 59 survivors from a rubber boat in distress.

Latitude: 33.019
Longitude: 013.875
04:57

Ocean Viking informs maritime authorities about her intention to proceed towards the target.

April 26, 2022
21:27

Ocean Viking send an email to LYJRCC, with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy, informing of the rescue completion.

19:35

Ocean Viking has visual contact with the rubber boat, launches rhibs to assess the situation and informes maritime authorities via email.

18:26

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

18:15

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

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 24, 2022
11:59

Ocean Viking informs via email JRCC Tripoli that she is proceeding towards the distress position. No reply.

March 29, 2022
10:00

The disembarkation of 159 survivors in Augusta, Italy, is complete.

09:15

The disembarkation of survivors is resumed in Augusta, Italy.

March 28, 2022
19:50

The disembarkation of survivors is stopped for the day. All unaccompanied minors are disembarked.

19:07

The disembarkation of survivors in Augusta, Italy, starts.

12:18

Ocean Viking is instructed to proceed to Augusta, Italy, for the disembarkation of survivors.

10:47

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety for the survivors onboard.

March 27, 2022
18:10

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety for the survivors onboard.

08:33

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with MTRCC in copy, requesting assistance in the designation of a Place of Safety for the remaining survivors onboard.

04:40

Ocean Viking sends an email to Telesoccorso CIRM requesting an urgent medical evacuation of a pregnant woman.

March 26, 2022
12:09

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with MTRCC and LYJRCC in copy, requesting assistance in the designation of a Place of Safety for the survivors onboard.

01:45

Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety to MTRCC, with ITMRCC in copy, requesting assistance in the designation of a Place of Safety.

March 25, 2022
22:24

Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety for the survivors onboard to LYJRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy.

18:52

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, informing of the completion of the rescue. 

18:33

All RHIBs are recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

18:03

The operation to recover the second deceased person is aborted due to worsening weather conditions and safety risks on the crew.

17:50

One deceased person is recovered onboard Ocean Viking.

17:20

Ocean Viking starts a recovery operation of two dead bodies found at the bottom of the rubber boat.

15:45

Ocean Viking starts evacuation of survivors.

14:52

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, alerting to the distress case and informing that she will provide immediate assistance.

14:31

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, informing of visual contact with a rubber boat possibly in distress.

14:27

Ocean Viking has visual contact with a boat appearing to be in distress in the position indicated by the aircraft.

14:00

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, informing that she is proceeding toward the reported distress position.

13:50

Ocean Viking tries to call LYJRCC via satellite phone, no answer.

13:20

Ocean Viking alters course heading towards the reported distress case.

13:14

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

March 24, 2022
12:08

Ocean Viking sends a Maritime Incident Report and request for a Place of Safety to LYJRCC with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

10:49

Ocean Viking informs by email JRCC Tripoli about the completion of the rescue.

10:45

All RHIBS are recovered on board MV Ocean Viking.

10:16

Ocean Viking informs JRCC via email, with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

09:58

Ocean Viking informs JRCC via email, with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy, of the potential distress case and intention to launch the RHIBS to investigate.

09:45

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli, no answer.

09:40

Ocean Viking altered course heading to the distress case.

09:33

Ocean Viking spots a wooden boat, possibly in distress, during lookout from the bridge.

February 19, 2022
18:10

The disembarkation process is suspended for the night. 46 survivors disembarked.

11:15

Disembarkation of the survivors starts.

February 18, 2022
12:09

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety for the 247 people rescued onboard.

February 17, 2022
13:49

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with MTRCC in copy, requesting assistance in the designation of a Place of Safety for the 247 people rescued onboard Ocean Viking.

February 15, 2022
23:30

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with LYJRCC and MTRCC in copy, requesting assistance in the designation of a Place of Safety for the 247 people rescued onboard Ocean Viking.

February 14, 2022
17:29

MTRCC sends an email to Ocean Viking denying responsibility in the designation of a Place of Safety for the people rescued onboard Ocean Viking.

16:40

Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety to LYJRCC with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy.

12:53

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC of the rescue completion via email, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy.

12:30

Ocean Viking rescues 19 persons in the Libyan Search and Rescue Region.

Latitude: 34.18333333
Longitude: 12.60000000
12:20

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC of the distress case in need of urgent assistance via email, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy.

12:13

Ocean Viking contacts LYJRCC via Sat phone to report the distress situation. No English speaker. LYJRCC requests information via email.

12:00

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC of her visual on potential distress case via email, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy and on her intention to investigate further.

11:53

Ocean Viking spots a boat in distress.

11:38

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC via email, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, of her altered course towards the reported distress position.

11:04

Ocean Viking sends a second request for the designation of a Place of Safety for the 228 people rescued onboard, via email to MTRCC with ITMRCC in copy.

February 13, 2022
15:42

Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety via email to MTRCC with ITMRCC in copy for the 228 rescued people onboard.

11:16

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC of the rescue completion via email, with ITMRCC in copy.

11:00

Ocean Viking rescues 25 people from a fiberglass boat in distress in the Maltese Search and Rescue Region.

Latitude: 34.81916667
Longitude: 12.03388889
10:55

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, with ITMRCC in copy, alerting to the assessed distress case.

10:48

Ocean Viking contacts MTRCC via Sat phone to report the distress case. MTRCC requests information to be sent via email because “duty officer is busy”.

10:30

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, with ITMRCC in copy, reporting the situation.

10:25

Ocean Viking contacts MTRCC via Sat phone to report the distress case. MTRCC requests information to be sent by email.

10:15

Ocean Viking spots a boat in distress. Aircraft “Colibri II” is on scene monitoring the distress case.

09:07

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC via email, with ITMRCC in copy, that she altered course towards reported distress position.

08:58

Ocean Viking alerts MTRCC via email, with ITMRCC in copy, of the distress alert.

08:53

Ocean Viking receives an email from Pilotes Volontaires about a potential distress case requiring urgent assistance.

08:25

Ocean Viking rescues 22 persons from distress at sea in the Maltese Search and Rescue Region.

Latitude: 35.06777778
Longitude: 12.18444444
08:03

RHIB assessment shows the wooden boat is unseaworthy, overcrowded, with the freeboard very low above the water, all people onboard exposed to the elements. Aircraft “Colibri II” is on scene monitoring the distress case.

07:55

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC with ITMRCC in copy via email of the potential distress case being investigated.

07:45

Ocean Viking spots a wooden boat, possibly in distress, during lookout from the bridge. Ocean Viking launches 2 RHIBs to investigate.

03:14

Ocean Viking alters course to proceed to the distress case Alarm Phone alerted to at 01:07.

01:58

Ocean Viking completes a rescue of 88 people.

Latitude: 34.25111111
Longitude: 11.63444444
01:06

Ocean Viking emails MTRCC, LYJRCC and ITMRCC to inform of distress case.

00:50

RHIB assessment: unseaworthy wooden boat, overcrowded with approx. 100 people on board, no lifejackets, all exposed to the elements. Distress phase exists.

00:42

RHIBs establish visual contact with the boat in distress.

00:30

Ocean Viking launches RHIBs to search for the boat in distress in the updated position shared by aircraft “EAGLE II”.

February 12, 2022
18:28

All RHIBs are recovered, Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

18:15

Ocean Viking rescues 93 persons from distress in the Maltese SRR.

Latitude: 34.98583333
Longitude: 12.73388889
17:45

Evacuation of people in distress from casualty vessel starts.

17:40

Ocean Viking tries to call MTRCC via satellite phone, no answer.

17:39

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC and ITMRCC via email that Ocean Viking will provide immediate assistance.

17:35

Assessment with RHIBs shows the wooden boat is unseaworthy, overcrowded, people onboard do not have lifejackets, all are exposed to the elements. Distress phase exists.

17:10

Ocean Viking launches 2 RHIBs to investigate the possible distress case.

16:50

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

December 17, 2021
11:06

Ocean Viking receives an email from Alarm Phone informing that the boat in distress has been intercepted by the LCG yesterday evening at 18:00.

10:09

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no answer.

09:48

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli, no answer.

09:44

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no answer.

08:42

Ocean Viking calls ITMRCC, no information given, refers to JRCC Tripoli.

08:36

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no answer.

08:31

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli. One Arabic speaker answers, no information given.

06:38

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Tripoli, with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy, requesting for urgent aerial assistance to find the boat in distress, to no avail.

06:25

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no answer.

06:23

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli, no answer.

December 16, 2021
20:40

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no information is given.

19:56

Ocean Viking emails JRCC Tripoli, with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy, requesting information on the case, to no avail.

19:45

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli, duty officer not available.

17:31

Ocean Viking informs JRCC Tripoli and ITMRCC by email, with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy, that she tried to call four more times JRCC Tripoli to have information on the distress case, to no avail.

17:18

Ocean Viking calls ITMRCC to get information from an airplane with AIS SART signal circling above the estimated position of the boat in distress. No information is given.

17:06

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli, no answer.

13:00

Ocean Viking acknowledges the message and proceeds towards the boat in distress. Ocean Viking tried to call JRCC Tripoli three times to get information on the case, to no avail.

10:24

Ocean Viking sends a Maritime Incident Report and request for a Place of Safety to LYJRCC with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

08:00

Ocean Viking resumes navigation and waits for further instructions.

07:36

Ocean Viking informs by email JRCC Tripoli about the completion of the rescue.

07:30

All 114 survivors are safely onboard Ocean Viking. The rescue is completed.

Latitude: 33.351944
Longitude: 12.367778
06:54

Ocean Viking’s RHIBs start the evacuation of survivors to the Ocean Viking.

06:44

Ocean Viking is in VHF contact with the Libyan coastguard on scene. Libyan coastguard vessel remains on standby during the rescue.

06:00

Ocean Viking in position 33 21.4N / 12 21.3E has visual contact with the rubber boat in distress and launches RHIBs.

04:28

Ocean Viking informs that she is proceeding towards the last known position of the boat in distress.

03:36

Ocean Viking informs that she is resuming navigation. New positions of the boat in distress are received from Alarm Phone.

03:03

Geo Barents informs that the area has been searched and the boat reported in distress was not found. Geo Barents resumes navigation.

December 15, 2021
23:00

Ocean Viking starts a search pattern.

20:47

Geo Barents reports by email to be in position and starts a search pattern.

19:31

Geo Barents acknowledges the message by email and informs about the intention to proceed towards the target (located 11NM away).

November 4, 2021
19:08

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of 69 persons from an overcrowded wooden boat in the Libyan SRR.

Latitude: 34.21888889
Longitude: 12.01750000
18:40

Ocean Viking emails LYJRCC to inform that we will provide immediate assistance to people in distress and proceed to the rescue.

18:38

Evacuation of survivors from boat in distress starts.

17:54

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC on two different numbers. No answer.

17:46

Ocean Viking has visual contact with a potential distress case at a distance of 4NM.

16:46

Alarm Phone sends an updated position of the distress case.

15:58

Alarm Phone sends an updated position of the distress case.

14:19

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone relaying a distress alert which is assumed to be the same case as the alert from Seabird.

November 3, 2021
14:40

All RHIBs recovered, operation complete.

14:13

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of 105 persons from an overcrowded wooden boat.

Latitude: 33.66833333
Longitude: 13.58527778
13:22

Ocean Viking launches third RHIB to support the rescue operation.

13:10

Ocean Viking launches two RHIBs to assess the situation.

12:38

Ocean Viking has visual contact with the boat in distress.

November 2, 2021
13:06

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a rubber boat in distress: 94 persons are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 33.65138889
Longitude: 14.23527778
11:58

Ocean Viking launches third RHIB.

11:40

Ocean Viking launches two RHIBs.

03:30

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

03:22

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress: 44 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 33.26722222
Longitude: 14.26722222
September 20, 2021
04:00

All RHIBs are recovered on board. Rescue operation completed.

03:52

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of the boat in distress: 13 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 35.1667
Longitude: 12.335
03:20

Ocean Viking sends an email to RCC Malta to report the situation.

01:35

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta via Satellite Phone to report the situation. RCC Malta does not answer the phone.

September 19, 2021
20:51

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta via Satellite Phone to update the situation. RCC Malta does not answer the phone.

20:20

Ocean Viking sends an email to RCC Malta to report the situation.

20:10

Rescue of the wooden boat in distress starts.

19:54

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta via Satellite Phone to report the situation. RCC Malta does not answer the phone.

10:31

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Tripoli, with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy, to inform that she is heading to the last reported position of the two distress cases.

08:55

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

08:26

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress: 33 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 33.53361
Longitude: 011.91750
07:58

Rescue of the wooden boat in distress starts.

07:56

Ocean Viking informs JRCC Tripoli (with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy) that the assessed wooden boat requires immediate assistance.

07:50

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to report the situation. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone.

07:41

Ocean Viking launches RHIBs Easy 1 and Easy 2 in the water to assess the distress case.

07:40

Ocean Viking sends a situation report about the distress case to JRCC Tripoli (with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy).

07:31

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to inform about the distress case. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone

September 18, 2021
12:09

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress: 25 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 33.40222
Longitude: 012.26806
11:56

Rescue of the wooden boat in distress starts.

11:55

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to report the situation. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone.

10:58

Ocean Viking informs JRCC Tripoli via email (in copy MT RCC and IT MRCC) of her proceeding towards the distress position.

10:56

Ocean Viking receives an email from Pilotes Volontaires (addressed to MT RCC and IT MRCC) requesting assistance for a boat in distress, same distress case reported by Seabird.

10:32

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to report the distress case. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone.

August 11, 2021
13:55

Disembarkation of all survivors in the port of Pozzallo, Italy, is completed.

August 10, 2021
19:15

Another 199 shipwrecked people disembarked from Ocean Viking in Pozzallo, Italy. 56 survivors remain onboard.

August 9, 2021
08:40

Resumption of disembarkation in Pozzallo, Sicily.

August 8, 2021
20:00

Disembarkation suspended for the day. 97 survivors disembarked in total.

16:15

Disembarkation starts from the Ocean Viking.

11:00

Testing of survivors starts in Pozzallo, Sicily.

08:50

Ocean Viking docks in Pozzallo, Sicily

August 7, 2021
14:08

Ocean Viking receives via a phone call the instructions to disembark the 449 survivors in Pozzallo, Italy.

11:35

Ocean Viking sends a sixth request to ITMRCC (with MTRCC, LYJRCC and TNMRCC in copy) requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all remaining 449 survivors.

August 6, 2021
17:20

The medical evacuation of one patient, from the Ocean Viking to an Italian Coast guard vessel is completed.

Latitude: 36.445
Longitude: 015.34
August 5, 2021
11:32

Ocean Viking sends a fourth request to ITMRCC (with MTRCC, LYJRCC and TNMRCC in copy) requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all remaining 553 survivors.

August 4, 2021
11:21

Ocean Viking sends a request to ITMRCC (with MTRCC, LYJRCC and TNMRCC in copy) requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all remaining 553 survivors.

August 3, 2021
13:42

Ocean Viking sends a request to ITMRCC (with MTRCC, LYJRCC and TNMRCC in copy) requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all remaining 553 survivors.

13:17

A medical evacuation of a female patient and her partner from Ocean Viking onto Italian Coast guard vessel is completed.

Latitude: 35.37
Longitude: 013.00
August 2, 2021
11:40

Ocean Viking sends a request to ITMRCC for assistance in finding a Place of Safety to facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all survivors on board.

August 1, 2021
19:24

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, TNMRCC and LYJRCC (with ITMRCC in copy) requesting a Place of Safety for the 555 survivors onboard.

July 31, 2021
18:20

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress. 21 survivors are safely brought onboard Ocean Viking.

Latitude: 33.428
Longitude: 012.395
15:50

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress. 64 people are safely brought onboard Ocean Viking.

Latitude: 33.645
Longitude: 012.213
12:40

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a rubber boat in distress. 54 people are safely brought onboard Ocean Viking.

Latitude: 33.29
Longitude: 012.117
11:18

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy) requesting the designation of a Place of Safety for the 57 rescued persons.

08:49

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with ITMRCC and MTRCC) informing of the rescue completion.

07:50

The GACS patrol vessel leaves the scene. Ocean Viking’s RHIBs proceed with the assessment of the rubber boat in distress.

07:30

The Ocean Viking launches two RHIBs. A GACS patrol vessel arrives on scene.

July 26, 2021
13:05

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking confirmation that the boat in distress alerted to by Alarm Phone is the one rescued by the AFM. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

12:19

Ocean Viking receives an email sent by Alarm Phone informing that media outlets report a rescue operation conducted by the AFM in the Maltese SRR in the morning.

11:10

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC informing that she couldn’t find the distress case and seeking updated information.

10:40

Ocean Viking receives a VHF call by Seabird aircraft (Sea-Watch), flying 39 NM North of Ocean Viking’s last position, informing that they have not found the open distress case.

10:37

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking updated information on the open distress case. No information is provided.

01:07

Ocean Viking replies to MTRCC via email stating that she is responding to a distress alert and had informed MTRCC via email when she altered her course towards the reported distress position.

00:39

Ocean Viking receives an email sent by MTRCC stating that MTRCC did not request Ocean Viking’s intervention in Maltese SRR.

00:18

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

00:15

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

00:03

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

July 25, 2021
23:50

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

23:47

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

23:44

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

23:17

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

23:14

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

22:48

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

22:44

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

22:06

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC informing that she has tried multiple times to reach them via Sat phone without success.

21:58

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

21:40

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

21:33

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

21:30

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

21:23

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

19:27

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking updated information on the open distress case. MTRCC has no new information.

17:57

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC via email of her altering course towards the reported distress position.

July 10, 2021
20:42

Disembarkation of all survivors in the port of Augusta, Italy, is over.

July 9, 2021
11:30

Disembarkation of survivors in the port of Augusta starts.

09:00

Ocean Viking is moored in the port of Augusta, Italy.

July 8, 2021
20:42

Ocean Viking receives via a phone call the instructions to disembark the 572 survivors in Augusta, Italy.

17:53

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC (with MTRCC and LYJRCC in copy) requesting for assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all 572 survivors

July 7, 2021
11:26

Ocean Viking sends a request for assistance in finding a Place of Safety for the 572 survivors onboard by email to ITMRCC (with MTRCC and LYJRCC in copy).

July 6, 2021
13:41

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC (with MTRCC and LYJRCC in copy) requesting for assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all 572 survivors.

July 5, 2021
14:39

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC (with MTRCC and LYJRCC in copy) requesting assistance for the designation of a Place of Safety.

11:32

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC and MTRCC (with ITMRCC in copy) requesting a Place of Safety for the 572 survivors onboard.

10:11

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy) informing of the completion of the rescue.

03:23

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a large wooden boat in distress in the Libyan Search and Rescue Region: 369 people are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 34.13667
Longitude: 012.18167
July 4, 2021
21:55

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with MTRCC, ITMRCC and Pilotes Volontaires in copy) informing that she has target on radar with speed and course corresponding to the distress case and will launch her Rhibs for further investigation.

18:07

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with MTRCC, ITMRCC and Pilotes Volontaires in copy) informing that Ocean Viking is proceeding towards the distress position.

15:02

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC (with LYJRCC and ITMRCC in copy) informing of the rescue completion.

14:53

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress in the Maltese SRR: 71 people are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 34.63833
Longitude: 012.81
10:47

Ocean Viking send an email to MTRCC (with ITMRCC in copy) alerting to the distress case and informing that she is proceeding towards the distress position.

07:27

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC (with ITMRCC and LYJRCC in copy) informing of the completion of the rescue.

07:05

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of the wooden boat in the Maltese SRR: 67 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 34.43333
Longitude: 012.41667
05:34

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, ITMRCC and MTRCC informing that MTRCC confirmed by phone that the Inmarsat distress case is the same as the Alarm Phone one. Ocean Viking informs that has visual on the overcrowded wooden boat and is going to launch her Rhibs.

04:26

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, ITMRCC and MTRCC recapping events.

02:46

Ocean Viking calls all Libyan phone numbers indicated on the Inmarsat text message. None answers.

July 3, 2021
21:06

Ocean Viking informs by email LYJRCC (with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy) of the completion of the rescue

20:55

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a fibreglass boat in distress in the Libyan Search and Rescue Region: 21 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 34.133333
Longitude: 012.06
20:43

Ocean Viking informs via VHF the Tunisian Navy ship of the imminent rescue.

20:22

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy) informing that Ocean Viking is launching rescue boats to investigate.

20:01

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy)informing that Ocean Viking is proceeding towards the distress position.

01:03

In response to the Ocean Viking’s request for a Place of Safety, MTRCC sends an email to Ocean Viking denying responsibility for the rescues of the 44 survivors onboard.

July 2, 2021
20:13

Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety for the 44 survivors rescued in the Maltese SRR via email to MTRCC (with ITRCC in copy).

18:00

Colibri2 (Pilotes Volontaires) informs Ocean Viking via VHF of the interception of the first distress case by the LYCG.

July 1, 2021
20:33

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress: 14 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 34.69167
Longitude: 012.015
19:52

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC of her readiness to proceed to the assistance of the boat in distress by email (with ITMRCC in copy).

18:17

Ocean Viking informs MT RCC of the completion of the rescue by email (with LYJRCC and IT MRCC in copy).

18:06

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress: 30 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 34.41733
Longitude: 12.03767
16:22

Ocean Viking sends an email to MT RCC reiterating that LYCG patrol vessel has left the area and informing that Ocean Viking is going to proceed to the assistance of the boat in distress.

16:19

Ocean Viking calls MT RCC informing that LYCG patrol vessel has left the area.

15:42

Ocean Viking calls RCC MALTA seeking coordination and informs of the presence of the Libyan coastguard in Maltese SRR.

13:47

Ocean Viking informs JRCC Tripoli via email (in copy MT RCC and IT MRCC) of her proceeding towards the distress position.

April 27, 2021
15:16

Ocean Viking sends a Maritime Incident Report and requests a Place of Safety to LYJRCC with all relevant authorities in copy.

12:30

All 3 RHIBs are recovered.

12:05

Ocean Viking informs all relevant authorities of completion of rescue.

11:45

The rescue is complete. 236 survivors are safely recovered onboard Ocean Viking from two rubber boats.

Latitude: 33.334722
Longitude: 12.6175
10:15

The evacuation of survivors from the first boat in distress to the Ocean Viking starts.

09:21

Ocean Viking informs all relevant authorities of the distress situation of the two rubber boats.

08:57

Ocean Viking establishes visual contact with two rubber boats in distress. 3 RHIBs are launched to assess the situation.

April 22, 2021
April 7, 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.

February 9, 2021
13:36

The disembarkation of all survivors onboard Ocean Viking is complete.

February 8, 2021
February 7, 2021
19:32

Ocean Viking drops anchor in the harbour of Augusta, Sicily.

12:56

Italian MRCC informs Ocean Viking by phone of the designation of Augusta, Sicily, as a Place of Safety.

February 6, 2021
February 5, 2021
10:47

Life jacket distribution starts.

08:24

Life jackets distribution starts.

06:53

Ocean Viking establishes visual on a potential distress case.

February 4, 2021
12:38

Life jackets distribution starts. 

12:15

Ocean Viking launches two RHIBS and rafts. 

12:01

Ocean Viking establishes visual contact with the reported distress case.

06:35

Ocean Viking launches RHIBs.

06:35

Ocean Viking launches RHIBs for further investigation.

February 3, 2021
January 26, 2021
13:24

All survivors disembarked in Augusta, Sicily.

January 25, 2021
14:30

Upon visit on board of the USMAF medical team, Ocean Viking is allowed ‘Free Pratique’ by the harbour health authorities.

January 24, 2021
16:20

Italian MRCC informs Ocean Viking by phone of the designation of Augusta, Sicily, as a PoS.

January 23, 2021
11:37

ITMRCC contacts Ocean Viking by phone and gives authorisation for the MEDEVAC.

11:31

ITMRCC contacts CIRM (Italian Rescue Centre Telemedical Maritime Advice Service) for assessment of the medical case.

January 22, 2021
09:28

Ocean Viking is heading towards the last known position of the third reported distress case.

08:58

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of 149 survivors, approx. 37 NM from the Libyan coast.

Latitude: 33.484000
Longitude: 012.986500
06:45

Ocean Viking informs authorities on the launching of RHIBs for further assessment.

January 21, 2021
13:00

Ocean Viking is heading towards the last known position of the third distress case sent by Alarm Phone.

12:56

Ocean Viking informs the LYJRCC (with ITMRCC, MTJRCC and Alarm Phone in copy) of the completion of the rescue.

12:14

All RHIBs are recovered onboard Ocean Viking.

10:12

Distribution of life-jackets starts

January 20, 2021
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

09:15

Harbour master instructs Ocean Viking to proceed to anchorage area for a 14-day quarantine.

03:12

All 180 survivors have disembarked from Ocean Viking

July 6, 2020
23:38

The 180 survivors start disembarking from Ocean Viking

22:40

Ocean Viking is moored in Porto Empedocle port

20:40

The Pilot is off Ocean Viking

20:28

Harbour master informs the Ocean Viking of a 14-day quarantine for the ship after disembarkation

20:00

The Ocean Viking is standing by a few meters from the berth

19:29

The pilot is onboard Ocean Viking.

18:09

Harbour master informs of pilot arrival time and that the results of the Covid-19 tests are awaited before proceeding with disembarkation

15:51

Ocean Viking sends the medical report from the doctor on board

14:16

Health autorities requests Ocean Viking to send the health report of the survivors

07:40

Ocean Viking drops anchor

06:55

Port control instructs Ocean Viking to drop anchor

July 5, 2020
15:25

Italian MRCC assigns Porto Empedocle as a PoS for the 180 survivors

13:40

The Italian medical team is off Ocean Viking.

13:25

Covid-19 tests are completed.

12:05

Covid-19 tests begin.

11:29

The Italian medical team arrives onboard Ocean Viking to perform the Covid-19 tests for the 180 survivors.

00:53

Pozzallo Harbour Master informs Ocean Viking of transfer of medical team to perform Covid-19 tests on Ocean Viking and request an update of situation on board every 3 hours

July 4, 2020
18:24

Ocean Viking requests advice from the Norwegian Flag State regarding safety issues on board

12:45

A medical team from Pozzallo is onboard Ocean Viking.

July 3, 2020
23:54

ITMRCC relays the email reiterating the nature and the declaration of the State of Emergency on Ocean Viking to French and Norwegian authorities

22:30

Ocean Viking reiterates the nature and the declaration of the State of Emergency onboard from 15h55 to ITMRCC

19:28

Ocean Viking reiterates the nature and the declaration of the State of Emergency onboard from 15h55 to ITMRCC

18:52

Ocean Viking requests that the Doctor sent by the Italian authorities comes onboard as soon as possible

18:33

Ocean Viking informs ITMRCC that the vessel is still standing by and that the situation onboard remains very tense

17:17

Ocean Viking informs ITMRCC that the vessel is standing by to receive the Doctor who has requested to come onboard

15:50

The CIRM (Italian Rescue Centre Telemedical Maritime Advice Service) emails Ocean Viking informing that they cannot handle the request for a medical evacuation of 44 survivors

July 2, 2020
12:10

Two survivors recovered on the Ocean Viking

June 30, 2020
23:34

RHIBs report that boat in distress is very low on fuel, men, women and children on board are not equipped with life-saving appliances and requesting assistance

23:34

In a phone call, MTRCC grants permission to Ocean Viking to proceed with the rescue

23:07

Ocean Viking launches second RHIB

23:01

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to ask for instructions. MTRCC asks Ocean Viking to carry out assessment

23:00

Ocean Viking launches first RHIB

22:30

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC via phone that the Rescue team is going to investigate the potential distress case. Maltese Maritime Patrol Aircraft is circling over target

22:20

Possible target is visible on Ocean Viking’s radar

19:40

MTRCC calls Ocean Viking requesting engagement in search operation for potential distress case alerted by Moonbird

18:50

Ocean Viking receives an email from Moonbird with MTRCC in copy informing Ocean Viking of a distress case in her proximity

11:49

Ocean Viking increases speed after receiving reports of medical emergencies on boat in distress from Alarm Phone 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 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.

23:18

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
February 23, 2020
February 22, 2020
February 21, 2020
February 20, 2020
February 19, 2020
February 18, 2020
February 17, 2020
January 29, 2020
January 27, 2020
15:30

Medevac completed. Patient and her 3 children on board Helicopter

Latitude: 36.277
Longitude: 13.830
January 26, 2020
22:50

Black Rubber Boat is marked « SAR 26 01 2020 OV” in position 34° 11.8′ N 013 47.5′ E

21:20

First assessment: the boat is overcrowded, could be 80 people on board including a lot of babies, about 20 women and about 50 men

21:18

Rescue RAFT in the water, needed for offload people from the highly overcrowded boat

21:02

Ocean Viking in position 34° 11.5’ N 013° 46.1’ E has visual contact with some lights and also Radar contact to 1.5 nautical miles with the probably boat in distress

17:53

Ocean Viking asks by phone MTMRCC if there is any updated position for the distress cases. Doesn’t get any answer because the duty officer is very busy

14:36

Libyan Coast Guard replied to the previous email informing they do not have a current possibility for any rescue operation

January 25, 2020
19:21

Boat is marked « SAR 25 01 2020 OV” in position 34° 45.2′ N 012 49.3′ E

18:47

First survivors are on board Ocean Viking

05:15

Ocean Viking informs by email LYJRCC (copying ITMRCC, RCCMALTA, EUNAVFOR MED and AlarmPhone) about rescue completion.

04:40

First survivors are on board Ocean Viking

04:25

Life jackets distribution finished

04:13

Life jackets distribution starts

03:46

Ocean Viking (in psn 33° 14.6’N 012°31.5’E ) has visual on some lights from the reported boat in distress and also radar contact

January 24, 2020
09:34

Ocean Viking receives an email from LYJRCC designating Tripoli (Libya) as Place of Safety

05:36

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC (with ITMRCC, RCCMALTA, EUNAVFORMed, Alan Kurdi and AlarmPhone in copy) about rescue completion

05:16

Rescue is completed. All RHIB s on board Ocean Viking

03:56

First survivors are on board Ocean Viking

03:39

Life jackets distribution finished

03:33

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC about the distress situation and that the occupants of the rubber boat will be recovered onto Ocean Viking

03:16

Ocean Viking launches her first RIHB

02:50

Ocean Viking receives an email from the Alarm Phone, updating the position of the boat

02:50

Ocean Viking (in psn 33° 16.5’N 012°46.8’E) has visual contact with some lights from the boat in distress

January 21, 2020
09:10

Ocean Viking arrives to Pozzallo Port

January 20, 2020
January 18, 2020
14:38

Ocean Viking asks to Italian and Maltese Maritime Authorities for a Place of Safety

January 17, 2020
10:49

Libyan Maritimes Authorities answer TRIPOLI (Libya) as Place Of Safety

06:05

Ocean Viking informs by email the Join Rescue Coordination Center of Tripoli (with ITMRCC, RCCMALTA, EUNAVFORMed and AlarmPhone in copy) about rescue completion.

05:00

Rescue is completed with all her RHIB s on board Ocean Viking

04:06

Ocean Viking informs by email to the Libyan Authorities about the distress situation and that the occupants of the blue wooden boat will be transferred onto Ocean Viking

04:03

Life jackets distribution finished

03:44

Ocean Viking launches her first RIHB

02:46

Ocean Viking calls by phone to the 3 numbers of Libyan Join Rescue Coordination Center, but there was no answer

02:44

Ocean Viking receives an email from the Alarm Phone, updating the position of the boat in distress

02:26

Ocean Viking receives an email from the Alarm Phone, updating the number of people on the boat

January 12, 2020
January 1, 2020
December 31, 2019
December 27, 2019
December 26, 2019
December 23, 2019
15:55

Ocean Viking arrives to Taranto Port

December 22, 2019
18:37

Italian Coast Guard Helicopter is hovering over Ocean Viking. Medical Evacuation starts

December 21, 2019
December 20, 2019
06:42

Rescue operation initiated

05:47

Ocean Viking has visual contact with the white rubber boat.

05:00

Ocean Viking calls Libyan JRCC by SAT phone on 5 different numbers. No reply

November 30, 2019
12:52

Attempt to call LNCG Fezzan, no information

November 29, 2019
20:02

Call to the Italian MRCC seeking help to contact Libyan JRCC and information exchange on SAR events in the Maltese JRCC

19:58

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC on 5 different numbers, no reply

November 22, 2019
02:36

Call to the Maltese JRCC to ask whether Maltese assets are on-scene

02:04

Call to the Maltese JRCC to exchange information, Ocean Viking informs she is one hour away from the first boat

01:21

Call to the Maltese JRCC about distress reported by Alarm Phone

November 21, 2019
18:11

The Ocean Viking requests an update on the Medevac to the Maltese JRCC

10:40

Attempt to call the EUNAVFOR MED plane spotted flying over Ocean Viking on VHF, no reply

09:54

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

00:37

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

November 20, 2019
22:03

Call to the Italian MRCC to request information, the Ocean Viking is advised to contact the Libyan JRCC

21:59

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

21:50

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

21:48

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

11:16

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

08:38

An Arabic-speaker calls the Libyan JRCC and is told to call again in 30 mn due to problems with electricity

08:28

Call to the Libyan JRCC, Ocean Viking is told there is no English speaker available

November 19, 2019
16:33

Ocean Viking sends the MIR report to the Libyan JRCC

09:26

Attempt to call the Libyan Coast Guard on VHF channel 16, no reply

06:49

Libyan JRCC orders Ocean Viking to remain on standby

06:47

Libyan Coast Guard calls Ocean Viking on VHF, contact cannot be established

October 30, 2019
October 13, 2019
02:32

After having been called by Ocean Viking, Asso Ventinove informs it has no information about the boat in distress

02:29

Attempt to call a Floating Storage Unit, no reply

02:27

Attempt to call Asso Ventinove on VHF, no reply

October 12, 2019
21:06

The FPSO at al Jurf Oilfied and Ocean Viking exchange information about rubber boat

17:51

Ocean Viking tries to call the Libyan JRCC but receives no response

17:50

Ocean Viking tries to call the Libyan JRCC but receives no response

17:49

Ocean Viking tries to call the Libyan JRCC but receives no response

October 8, 2019
06:33

Ocean Viking informs the Italian MRCC it resumes search

06:14

Ocean Viking informs the Lampedusa Harbour Master it resumes search pattern in new designated area

October 7, 2019
16:13

Ocean Viking requests orders from the Lampedusa Harbour Master and is requested to stand by

12:17

Ocean Viking informs the Italian MRCC of its engagement in the SAR operations

10:54

Ocean Viking informs the Lampedusa Harbour Master of beginning of search

09:25

The Lampedusa Harbour Master requests the Ocean Viking to participate in SAR operations and provides coordinates of the search pattern

07:41

Ocean Viking calls the Italian MRCC to inform of its availability to support ongoing SAR operations

October 3, 2019
00:37

Ocean Viking confirms to Libyan JRCC that it will proceed to distress area

September 8, 2019
14:57

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

14:55

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

14:37

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

14:35

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

14:34

The Ocean Viking informs the Libyan JRCC that it is deploying two RHIBs to assess the situation on the distress scene

13:29

The Ocean Viking informs again the Libyan JRCC of its new course

12:16

The Ocean Viking informs again the Libyan JRCC of its new course

07:34

The Italian MRCC replies and advises to contact Flag State

06:58

VHF call to EUNAVFOR MED Spanish aircraft to seek information. The aircraft replies it did not spot anything.

06:58

VHF call to EUNAVFOR MED Spanish aircraft to seek information. The aircraft replies it did not spot anything.

September 7, 2019
23:39

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

23:38

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

August 23, 2019
16:55

RHIB Easy 1 and Easy 2 are in the water, ready to transfer survivors to Maltese Armed Forces Patrol Boat in international waters

August 22, 2019
August 21, 2019
18:20

Ocean Viking receives an email from ITMRCC informing that ITMRCC never received any official communication from Ocean Viking bridge due to technical issues with their email account

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

September 30, 2018
11:38

RHIB Easy 1 is in the water, ready to transfer survivors to Maltese Armed Forces Patrol Boat in international waters

11:32

Lifejackets from the Maltese forces are handed out to all survivors

09:57

RCC Malta informs Aquarius of a change of position for the transfer

September 29, 2018
12:25

RCC Malta contacts Aquarius informing that there is currently still too much swell to conduct a transfer at sea, tentative transfer will likely take place tomorrow morning

September 28, 2018
September 27, 2018
14:14

RCC Malta responds that a transfer will only take place in international waters once the weather conditions permit

14:03

Aquarius provides Maltese authorities with disembarkation list and enquires about sheltered locations which might enable a transfer as early as possible

September 26, 2018
21:21

RCC Malta informs Aquarius that transfer will take place once weather conditions permit a safe and secure operation

September 25, 2018
September 24, 2018
21:46

Aquarius calls LCG on VHF channel 16 – no response

21:21

Aquarius calls JRCC Tripoli twice – no response

21:15

Aquarius overhears on radio that there are migrants on board a merchant vessel

18:21

Aquarius calls JRCC Tripoli by phone on two different numbers – no response

09:55

Colibri informs via VHF that it is entering the Libyan SRR

09:45

Aquarius resumes its voyage north

08:08

Visual contact of destroyed rubber boat, 1 mile to stern of Aquarius at position 33°18’78 N, 14°02’69 E

Latitude: 33.32
Longitude: 14.05
04:20

Aquarius arrives at the location of distress

02:59

Aquarius calls JRCC Tripoli – No response

September 23, 2018
08:19

Aquarius resumes its voyage north

08:18

The migrant boat is set alight

07:58

Evacuation of 47 people completed at position 33°13’1 N, 012°11’9 E

Latitude: 33.216
Longitude: 12.185
07:48

Patrol boat Al Khifa asks Aquarius to leave the boat and leave the area as soon as possible

07:47

Aquarius to Patrol boat Al Khifa “we were unable to locate a satellite phone”

07:46

Green light from bridge for Easy 2 to approach boat landing

07:45

LCG orders satellite phone to be destroyed if found on the boat

07:42

Pictures to be taken of the scene once everything has been evacuated

06:20

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa on channel 6 – No response

06:19

Easy 1 is now full, but there are still family members on the wooden boat

06:12

Aquarius calls LCG twice on channel 16 – no response

06:07

Aquarius calls LCG twice – no response

06:04

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa – no response