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

SITUATION RECAP

Last update 16/10/2019 at 15h17 (All times in UTC+2)

– On the 3rd of October Ocean Viking left port of Marseille

– On the 7th and 8th of October Ocean Viking participated in a SAR operation coordinated by Circomare Lampedusa (Italian Coastguard)

– On the 12th of October, Ocean Viking conducted rescue of rubber boat in distress. 74 survivors safely onboard

– On the 13th of October, Ocean Viking conducted rescue of rubber boat in distress. 102 survivors safely onboard

– On the 13th of October, Ocean Viking requested a PoS to Libyan JRCC and was offered Tripoli, Libya. Ocean Viking refused Tripoli as a PoS

– On the 13th of October, Ocean Viking requested a PoS to ITMRCC and MTJRCC

– On the 14th of October, ITMRCC assigns Taranto as PoS

– On the 16th of October, Ocean Viking disembarked all 176 survivors at Taranto port

– On the 16th of October, Ocean Viking left Taranto port

 

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

23:24

Rescue of rubber boat completed, 74 survivors onboard Ocean Viking: 68 men, 6 minors

Latitude: 33.78500000
Longitude: 12.13583333
October 13, 2019
09:50

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Libya, copying ITMRCC and MTJRCC, to request a Place of Safety for the 76 survivors

15:21

Ocean Viking receives an email from JRCC Libya designating Tripoli (Libya) as Place of Safety.

21:30

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTJRCC and ITMRCC, copying LYJRCC and Flag State, to request a Place of Safety for the 176 survivors

October 14, 2019
October 16, 2019
09:00

Ocean Viking arrives in Taranto Port

Latitude: 40.47
Longitude: 17.22
09:35

Ocean Viking commences disembarkation of survivors

10:55

Disembarkation of survivors is completed

15:17

Ocean Viking leaves the Port of Taranto