Ocean Viking in position 33 54.8N 012 34.7E. The rubber boat is inapt for navigation in high seas, overcrowded with about 100 shipwrecked people on board, sponsons are deflating, all shipwrecked people exposed to the elements, without lifejackets. 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.