While patrolling in the Libyan search and rescue region (OV position: 33°24.48’N 012°19.14’E) the Ocean Viking receives an email by Alarm Phone addressed to ITMRCC, with the Ocean Viking, Sea-Watch and Pilotes Volontaires’s airborne operations in copy, reporting a dark rubber boat in distress.

56 people reported on board, including 15 women and 6 sick people.

Reported position of the boat in distress: 33°24′ N  012°48′ E.