While patrolling in the Libyan SRR in position 33-27.2N 012-04.3E, Ocean Viking receives two emails from SeaWatch Airborne Operations (sent at 12h54 and 13h43, addressed to Maltese and Italian RCCs as well, but only received at 14h25) reporting a wooden boat spotted by Moonbird patrol airplane. The wooden boat is reported to be in distress. Last reported position 34-09’N 012-26’E, course 020, speed 8 knots. Ocean Viking alters course towards the target.
December 20, 2019 14:25