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

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

06:03

Evacuation from boat to Easy 1 starts

05:55

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa via VHF twice – no response

05:50

LCG Patrol boat Al Khifa is now ordering “5 NM now!”

05:26

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa twice on channel 16 – No response

05:18

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa on channel 16 three times over the next seven minutes – No response

05:15

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa via VHF radio – no response

04:09

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa on VHF radio channel 16 twice – no response

02:48

Aquarius continues search, heads South east, course 150°, speed 9 knots

02:36

Aquarius sends email to ITMRCC and JRCC Tripoli confirming that ITMRCC has been in contact with Patrol Boat Al Khifa

02:07

Aquarius calls LCG on VHF – no response

01:57

Aquarius calls Patrol Boat al-Kifha on VHF channel 16 approximately 8 times – no response

01:51

Aquarius sends email to ITMRCC and JRCC Tripoli informing them about the distress case and providing its coordinates

01:37

Aquarius alters its course and heads towards the area

01:26

Aquarius calls JRCC Tripoli via Iridium – No response

01:25

Aquarius calls JRCC Tripoli – No response

September 22, 2018
16:50

Tunisian Navy calls Aquarius on VHF requesting vessel details

September 20, 2018
19:20

Malta responds that it is neither the “appropriate nor the competent authority” to provide Aquarius with a place of safety

10:56

Aquarius calls ITMRCC to inform about completion of rescue

08:45

Aquarius receives call from Maritime patrol aircraft confirming ongoing rescue

08:45

Easy 2 is launched

08:44

Rescue operation is in progress

08:43

Easy 1 is lowered into the water

08:20

Aquarius is contacted by maritime patrol aircraft asking for information

08:18

Aquarius overhears radio communication between two fishing boats about “migrant boat”

August 25, 2018
08:13

The transfer of the 5 survivors onto a Tunisian Navy boat is completed. They decided to go back to Tunisia because of the lack of other options

August 24, 2018
23:33

Aquarius receives an email from the Tunisian Navy, asking to proceed to a rendezvous point

18:12

Aquarius informs the Tunisian Navy by email that it is standing-by for instructions

15:19

Aquarius calls the Tunisian MRCC to seek instructions

11:10

Aquarius reaches the new standby position, at 13nm from the coast of Tunisia

08:53

Aquarius calls the Tunisian MRCC to seek instructions and is informed that the Tunisian MRCC is still awaiting instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

August 23, 2018
21:55

Aquarius informs the Tunisian Navy by email of intentions to proceed to a standby position closer to the shore

14:44

Aquarius emails the Tunisian Navy to seek instructions

14:26

Aquarius calls back the Tunisian Navy and receives no instructions

11:31

Aquarius calls back the Tunisian Navy and asks to be contacted by email. Tunisian Navy asks to call back later on

11:20

Aquarius calls the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, no reply

10:57

Aquarius calls the Tunisian Navy to seek instructions and is asked to call the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

07:16

Aquarius updates Tunisian Navy by email and informs of worsening weather conditions

August 22, 2018
18:39

Aquarius informs Tunisian Navy by email that it remains in standby and awaits instructions

16:09

Aquarius calls Tunisian MRCC to seek instructions

10:31

Aquarius calls Tunisian MRCC to update about the situation and seek instructions

August 21, 2018
18:27

Aquarius calls Tunisian MRCC to seek instructions and is asked to call back the following day

16:00

Aquarius discusses the feedback of UNHCR and the situation with the 5 survivors so that they can make an informed decision about their next steps

August 20, 2018
August 19, 2018
13:40

UNHCR confirms to Aquarius that it will hold skype individual interviews with the five survivors

August 18, 2018
18:06

The Tunisian Navy ship leaves the area

15:31

Tunisian Navy asks by email for an update

13:58

Aquarius calls Tunisian Navy ship on VHF and asks them to standby

13:32

Tunisian Navy suggests by email that Aquarius proceeds South and tries to contact Tunisian Navy ship on VHF

12:36

Tunisian Navy suggests by email that Aquarius remains in standby while a Tunisian Navy ship will come to transship the 5 survivors

09:31

Aquarius calls French MRCC to update about the situation and seek instructions

August 17, 2018
18:06

French MRCC acknowledges receipt of request for a Place of Safety

16:26

Aquarius starts sailing North

16:24

Aquarius calls the French MRCC updating about the situation, informing of lack of instructions and of intention to start sailing North

16:22

Aquarius calls the Tunisian MRCC number provided, the person hangs up the phone after Aquarius presented itself

16:21

Aquarius calls back the Tunisian MRCC and is provided with the number of the person in charge

16:03

A RHIB informs Tunisian Patrol Boat of intention to proceed North to avoid dense ship traffic and receives no objections

15:55

The 5 survivors are brought from the RHIB onto Aquarius

Latitude: 37.43
Longitude: 10.857
15:18

Aquarius calls Tunisian MRCC for instructions, it is told that Tunisian MRCC is busy and it should call back later

15:16

Aquarius reverts to French MRCC for instructions and is given a phone number of Tunisian MRCC

15:00

A RHIB proceeds to Tunisian Patrol Boat to ask for instructions, no instructions received. Tunisian Patrol Boat is informed that RHIB intends to bring the survivors onto Aquarius and does not object

14:53

Aquarius calls Tunisian Navy on VHF twice, no reply

14:19

Aquarius contacts the number provided, starts detailing the situation, the person on the phone hangs up

13:49

Aquarius informs Tunisian Navy over VHF about the boat condition, Tunisian Navy to revert

13:48

First assessment of the rubber boat: stable medical situation

13:40

Call to all stations on VHF to inform that Aquarius is engaged in a possible SAR event and requesting vessels to keep a safe distance

13:03

Visual contact with the rubber boat

12:49

Aquarius calls Tunisian MRCC to update about the situation, no contact established

12:28

Aquarius calls Tunisian Navy on VHF and informs that Aquarius is proceeding to the position

12:19

Aquarius calls the Tunisian Navy on VHF, no reply

August 13, 2018
13:12

Aquarius calls Maltese RCC to inform of internet problems and asks to be contacted by telephone if necessary

13:08

Aquarius calls Italian MRCC to inform of internet problems and asks to be contacted by telephone if necessary

00:28

An Italian Coast Guard vessel rescues the fibreglass boat as it reaches the overlapping Italian and Maltese SRR

August 12, 2018
23:29

Italian MRCC informs that the fibreglass boat will be rescued by an Italian rescue boat upon entering the “Italian SRR”

23:10

Maltese RCC requests Aquarius to call when at 16nm from Lampedusa, to provide current position, and course and speed of the fibreglass boat

21:41

Maltese RCC replies to Aquarius’ email saying that it is not taking part in Fontex Operation Themis and that Aquarius should contact Frontex or Italy as the host country

20:40

Aquarius calls Maltese RCC to provide the fibreglass boat a torch light during night

16:41

Aquarius contact via VHF the Maltese aircraft patrolling in the area, who has no information about SAR case 661

August 11, 2018
August 10, 2018
14:31

SAR Case 656/657: Libyan Coast Guard call Aquarius on VHF, asking information about situation

11:48

SAR Case 656: Rescue of a small wooden boat completed, 25 survivors safely onboard Aquarius

Latitude: 33.482
Longitude: 12.048
10:43

SAR Case 656: Radar contact with wooden boat, position 33°29,2′ N, 012°02,9′ E

10:28

First visual contact with a possible boat in distress

August 9, 2018
June 14, 2018
June 13, 2018
June 12, 2018
16:30

End of transfer of 250 survivors from Aquarius to Italian military ship Orione

13:42

Italian RCC requests Aquarius to get ready for the transfer of survivors as soon as possible

08:30

Start food preparation and distribution to the survivors

08:05

End of resupply from Italian supply vessel Nos Aries

06:01

Italian RCC informs Aquarius about the medical and accomodation facilities of the 2 Italian gouvernemental ships in charge of the transit to Valencia

05:30

Italian supply vessel Nos Aries informs Aquarius for an ETA at 06:30 for resupply

June 11, 2018
17:45

Resupply completed

17:38

Starts receiving resupply of food and water from Maltese military craft P02

June 10, 2018
21:50

Aquarius stops and stand-by as per Italian RCC instruction

03:02

SAR Case 286: Start transfer 88 survivors from Italian Coast Guard vessel CP267

02:50

SAR Case 390: Completed transfer of 64 survivors from CP319

02:45

SAR Case 390: Start transfer of 64 survivors from Italian Coast Guard vessel CP319

02:40

SAR Case 388: Completed transfer of 129 survivors from CP312

June 9, 2018