Alarm Phone informs by email:  “ Dear Sirs, We received a distress call from a boat with 50 people (8 women, some children) started from Sabratha around 10.50 pm local time.  The boat is a blue wooden boat. The Thuraya phone number on the boat is +88 216 5554 2875 Position N 33 10 907 E 012 31 072 (time 2:52 CET) They are urgently asking for help. There is water entering the boat.  Only a few of them have life vests.” Ocean Viking Position: 33° 15.1′ N 012° 29.1’E

Ocean Viking alters course accordingly