While patrolling in the Maltese SRR in position 34°23.3’N   014°12.5’E, Ocean Viking receives an email at 22:32h from Alarm Phone, addressed to Libyan maritime authorities, with Ocean Viking and MV Alan Kurdi in copy, reporting a boat in distress with 28 people, including 5 woman and 11 children in position 33.50528 N ( 33°30.2’N ) 11.96613 (011°57.9’E). Ocean Viking alters course towards the boat in distress.