The Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC-Tripoli, with ITMRCC, MTJRCC, Alarm Phone and Sea-Watch 3 in copy, informing that a rescue operation is being initiated.

Dear Sirs,
Due the dangerous nature of the situation. Our RHIBs are currently stabilising the vessel and giving out life jackets. For the safety of everyone it has been deemed necessary to evacuate everyone immediately. Also due to lack of instructions we are unaware of any other rescue efforts for this distress case.
We will continue to update this RCC as the coordinating RCC Best regards,

Weather conditions and sea state are deteriorating and there is a lack of instructions and information regarding other rescue efforts being done for this distress case.