While patrolling in the Libyan SRR (OV position: 33°21.48’N 012°50.11’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 black rubber boat in distress with approximately 65 people onboard, who departed from Zawiyya, Libya. 

Reported position: N 33° 19 5 25, E 012° 53 44 67