While patrolling in the Libyan SRR (OV position: 33°21.89’N 012°52.68’E), Ocean Viking receives an email from Alarm Phone, addressed to LYJRCC, ITMRCC and MTJRCC with Pilotes Volontaires and Sea-Watch’s airborne operations, UNHCR and Ocean Viking in copy, alerting to a white rubber boat in distress with approximately 55 people onboard (including 5 pregnant women, 3 newborn babies and 12 children) who departed from Zawiyya, Libya. Some people onboard are reported sick.  

Reported position: N 33 20 45 55, E012 55 635