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

SITUATION RECAP

Last update 20/08/2019 at 20h11 (All times in UTC+2)

-Between the 9 and the 12 of August, Ocean Viking had completed 4 rescues and safely transferring a total of 356 survivors on the Ocean Viking

– Since 15 of August, Ocean Viking is standing by in the international waters, at approximately 32 nautical miles from the European coasts, waiting for further guidance from the authorities

– Ocean Viking is requesting a place of safety to disembark safely 356 survivors

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 22, 2018
16:50

Tunisian Navy calls Aquarius on VHF requesting vessel details

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