RHIBs are launched. The rubber boat is overcrowded, with about 100 people on board, no lifejackets, all occupants are exposed to the elements with worsening weather and sea state conditions. Ocean Viking crew assesses a case of distress: the boat and its occupants are threatened by grave and imminent danger and require immediate assistance. Lifejacket distribution starts.
The Libyan Coastguard vessel 638 is on scene.