The boat is unseaworthy, inapt for navigation in high seas, overcrowded with about 100 people on board, all exposed to the elements, no Life Saving Appliances available. It is ascertained that the distress phase exists as the persons on board are threatened by grave and imminent danger of being lost and require immediate assistance. MV Ocean Viking will proceed to the assistance of these persons in distress, while keeping competent RCCs duly informed.
Home » Past operations » OCEAN VIKING > 86 survivors, 25 June - 30 June 2023. Disembarkation: Bari » Ocean Viking emails Tripoli JRCC, with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy, to report that she has visual on the boat in distress and will proceed to the assistance of the persons in distress.