ONBOARD SOS MEDITERRANEE Activities and observations of our rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean

SITUATION RECAP

Last update 17/01/2020 at 05h00 (All times in UTC+1)

– On the 11th of January, Ocean Viking leaves the port of Termini Imerese (IT)

– On the 11th and 12th of January, Ocean Viking stops to conduct drills at sea, and after a few hours resumes navigation.

– On the 12th of January, Ocean Viking sends a”notice of readiness for SAR operations” to Rescue Coordination Centers of Central Med

– On the 16th of January, Ocean Viking stops to conduct drills at sea

– On the 17th of January, at 05h00 Ocean Viking completes a rescue of 39 survivors from a wooden boat in distress in the international waters of the Libyan Search and Rescue Region

Search

June 17, 2018
June 25, 2018
June 29, 2018
July 25, 2018
August 1, 2018
August 2, 2018
August 3, 2018
August 4, 2018
August 5, 2018
05:45

Aquarius reaches the patrolling area off the Libyan coast

August 6, 2018
12:40

Receives call from Colibri, informing of end of patrol

August 7, 2018
August 8, 2018
17:25

Two RHIB recovered, Aquarius resumes patrolling

August 9, 2018
15:45

Aquarius stops for rescue exercises

August 15, 2018
August 16, 2018
August 17, 2018
August 25, 2018
08:20

Aquarius resumes navigation towards Marseille

August 26, 2018
August 27, 2018
16:00

Aquarius arrives in Marseille

September 11, 2018
September 15, 2018
September 16, 2018
17:20

Aquarius resumes its voyage after drills completed

September 17, 2018
September 18, 2018
September 19, 2018
September 30, 2018
October 2, 2018
October 4, 2018
10:17

Aquarius has arrived in Marseille for an extended port call

October 29, 2018
23:59

Aquarius is cancelled from the Panama flag state register

October 30, 2018
00:00

The owner of Aquarius obtains a temporary registration for administrative reasons by the Liberian Maritime Authority. This status does not allow Aquarius to resume search and rescue operations

December 12, 2018
December 31, 2018
12:00

Aquarius is returned to its owner as the charter party terminates

August 4, 2019
August 5, 2019
August 6, 2019
August 7, 2019
14:45

Ocean Viking stops at 36°36.7’N, 013°36.6’E position to perform rescue simulation

18:58

Maltese Maritime Autorities informs Ocean Viking that bunkering into territorial waters is not permitted

20:10

Ocean Viking is heading south towards Libyan Search and Rescue Region

August 8, 2019
August 23, 2019
August 24, 2019
August 25, 2019
August 26, 2019
August 27, 2019
13:30

Ocean Viking arrives in Marseille for a port call

September 2, 2019
September 3, 2019
September 4, 2019
September 5, 2019
September 6, 2019
September 7, 2019
September 14, 2019
September 15, 2019
September 16, 2019
08:21

Ocean Viking receives port clearance

09:00

Ocean Viking departs from Lampedusa anchorage

14:30

Ocean Viking stops at 34°34.3’N 013°04.1’E position to conduct drills at sea. RHIBs Easy 1 and Easy 2 are launched off port and starboard side of the ship

September 24, 2019
September 27, 2019
10:01

Ocean Viking arrives in Marseille

October 3, 2019
22:00

Ocean Viking leaves port of Marseille

October 4, 2019
October 5, 2019
October 7, 2019
October 8, 2019
October 9, 2019
08:53

Ocean Viking spots small wooden boat adrift

October 10, 2019
October 11, 2019
October 12, 2019
13:45

Ocean Viking stops in position 33°20,8’N 012°47,2’E to conduct drills at sea

October 16, 2019
15:17

Ocean Viking leaves the Port of Taranto

October 18, 2019
October 30, 2019
November 2, 2019
10:15

Ocean Viking arrives in Marseille

November 9, 2019
13:00

Ocean Viking leaves the Port of Marseille

November 10, 2019
November 11, 2019
November 12, 2019
November 13, 2019
November 14, 2019
November 15, 2019
10:30

Airplane Moonbird calls Ocean Viking on radio to inform of patrol flight

12:24

Airplane Moonbird informs Ocean Viking about the end of their patrol

November 16, 2019
09:10

Airplane Moonbird calls Ocean Viking on radio to inform of patrol flight

16:35

Ocean Viking resumes navigation

November 17, 2019
November 18, 2019
November 19, 2019
November 25, 2019
November 26, 2019
09:00

Ocean Viking is alongside in Messina

November 27, 2019
09:00

Ocean Viking is alongside in Messina

12:09

Ocean Viking leaves port of Messina

November 28, 2019
11:17

Ocean Viking resumes navigation

December 5, 2019
04:48

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Pozzallo

December 6, 2019
December 7, 2019
17:07

Ocean Viking arrived in port of Marseille

December 14, 2019
08:37

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Marseille

December 15, 2019
December 16, 2019
16:30

Ocean Viking resumes sea passage towards the central Med

December 17, 2019
December 18, 2019
December 19, 2019
December 20, 2019
December 25, 2019
07:20

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Taranto towards the central Med

December 26, 2019
December 27, 2019
December 28, 2019
December 29, 2019
December 30, 2019
December 31, 2019
January 1, 2020
January 2, 2020
January 3, 2020
January 4, 2020
January 5, 2020
January 6, 2020
January 7, 2020
08:18

Ocean Viking arrives in port of Termini Imerese (Sicily)

January 11, 2020
January 12, 2020
January 14, 2020
January 15, 2020
January 16, 2020
January 17, 2020
02:26

Ocean Viking receives an email from the Alarm Phone, updating the number of people on the boat

02:44

Ocean Viking receives an email from the Alarm Phone, updating the position of the boat in distress

02:46

Ocean Viking calls by phone to the 3 numbers of Libyan Join Rescue Coordination Center, but there was no answer

03:44

Ocean Viking launches her first RIHB

04:03

Life jackets distribution finished

04:06

Ocean Viking informs by email to the Libyan Authorities about the distress situation and that the occupants of the blue wooden boat will be transferred onto Ocean Viking

05:00

Rescue is completed with all her RHIB s on board Ocean Viking

06:05

Ocean Viking informs by email the Join Rescue Coordination Center of Tripoli (with ITMRCC, RCCMALTA, EUNAVFORMed and AlarmPhone in copy) about rescue completion.

10:49

Libyan Maritimes Authorities answer TRIPOLI (Libya) as Place Of Safety