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

SITUATION RECAP

On January 22, Ocean Viking leaves the port of Syracuse.

On January 25, Ocean Viking evacuates 95 people from a rubber boat in distress. Survivors report that several people had fallen overboard from the boat in distress prior to Ocean Viking’s RHIBs arrival. Ocean Viking searchs for the reported missing persons for hours, to no avail. Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety for all survivors onboard. Italian authorities designate Carrara as port of disembarkation for the 95 survivors onboard.

On January 29, Ocean Viking completes the disembarkation of all 95 survivors in the port of Carrara, Italy.

Search

June 17, 2018
August 15, 2018
August 17, 2018
September 30, 2018
December 12, 2018
December 31, 2018
12:00

Aquarius is returned to its owner as the charter party terminates

August 23, 2019
September 14, 2019
September 24, 2019
October 8, 2019
October 16, 2019
October 30, 2019
November 19, 2019
November 28, 2019
December 20, 2019
January 17, 2020
January 24, 2020
February 23, 2020
July 7, 2020
July 22, 2020
February 26, 2021
April 7, 2021
May 16, 2021
September 3, 2021
October 5, 2021
November 12, 2021
December 25, 2021
January 10, 2022
10:00

PSC officers arrive onboard Ocean Viking to start an inspection.

21:00

The inspection is over. Ocean Viking is detained.

January 27, 2022
15:30

The Ocean Viking is released after a follow-up Port State Control in Trapani, Sicily.

February 9, 2022
14:00

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Trapani and goes to anchorage.

February 20, 2022
March 29, 2022
May 6, 2022
May 31, 2022
July 7, 2022
August 1, 2022
September 5, 2022
November 12, 2022
January 11, 2023
January 22, 2023
12:41

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Syracuse.

January 23, 2023
January 24, 2023
January 25, 2023
11:04

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC to report the distress alert by phone. No answer.

11:26

Ocean Viking calles LYJRCC via Sat Phone. No answer.

13:17

Ocean Viking calls the LYJRCC. No answer.

13:35

Libyan patrol vessel 660 arrives on scene. Ocean Viking establishes VHF 16 communication to inform about her capacity to perform the rescue and safely recover everyone.

14:37

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC via email, with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy, of the completion of the evacuation.

15:20

Survivors on Ocean Viking reported that five or six persons fell overboard from the rubber boat in distress prior to Ocean Viking Rhibs arrival on scene. Ocean Viking returns to the rescue position to start a search pattern.

15:25

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC to report the situation. No answer.

15:30

Ocean Viking reports the situation to LYJRCC via email.

19:10

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC of the end of the unsuccessful search via email.

21:55

Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety for the 95 survivors onboard via email to LYJRCC, with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

23:33

Ocean Viking receives an email from ITMRCC designating Carrara as port of disembarkation for the 95 survivors onboard.

January 26, 2023
00:39

Ocean Viking informs ITMRCC ETA for Carrara port of disembarkation and change course North

January 29, 2023
19:33

Disembarkation in the port of Carrara, Italy, of all 95 survivors onboard Ocean Viking is completed.