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

On June 18, the Ocean Viking leaves the port of Marseille, France.

On June 24, the Ocean Viking rescues 15 people from a fiberglass boat in distress in the Libyan Search and Rescue Region.

On June 26, the Ocean Viking rescues 75 people from a rubber boat in distress in the Libyan Search and Rescue Region.

On June 27, the Ocean Viking rescues 66 people from a rubber boat in distress in the Maltese Search and Rescue Region.

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
June 18, 2022
June 19, 2022
11:17

All Rhibs recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

14:30

Ocean Viking stops to conduct drills at sea.

17:10

All Rhibs are recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

June 20, 2022
11:07

All Rhibs are recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

June 21, 2022
22:40

All Rhibs recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

June 24, 2022
16:15

Ocean Viking spots a boat possibly in distress in the Libyan SRR.

16:22

Ocean Viking informs the Lybian maritime authorities about the situation.

16:30

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

16:31

Ocean Viking informs via email JRCC Tripoli about her intention to perform the rescue.

17:04

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC informing of the rescue completion.

17:10

Ocean Viking resumes navigation and waits for further instructions.

18:28

Ocean Viking sends a Maritime Incident Report and request for a Place of Safety to LYJRCC with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

June 26, 2022
14:00

Ocean Viking receives a call on channel 16 from a fishing vessel about a boat in distress.

14:05

Ocean Viking alters course heading to the target.

14:06

Ocean Viking calls the LYJRCC. The communication is broken.

14:10

Ocean Viking informs via email LYJRCC about the situation.

14:55

Ocean Vikings spots a rubber boat in the water from the bridge, possibly in distress. Three RHIBS are launched to investigate the situation.

15:02

Ocean Viking emails LYJRCC to update about the situation.

15:18

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

15:21

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC to inform about the rescue.

16:13

All Rhibs are recovered onboard the Ocean Viking.

16:18

Ocean Viking sends an email to the LYJRCC to update about the situation.

16:20

Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

19:28

Ocean Viking sends a Maritime Incident Report and request for a Place of Safety to LYJRCC with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

22:57

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone alerting MTRCC and ITMRCC to a boat in distress in the Maltese SRR.

23:16

Ocean Viking calls via Satellite Phone MTRCC to inform the coordination center about the case and readiness of the Ocean Viking to provide assistance. The duty officer requires to please reach them by email.

23:36

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to inform about the situation.

June 27, 2022
04:24

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to report about the search of the opened distress case. The duty officer asks to reach them by email in case of any relevant update.

04:54

Ocean Viking investigates the latest known position of the opened distress case.

05:21

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email intended to the MTRCC and ITRCC with an updated position of the opened distress case.

05:34

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to update on the situation.

07:10

Ocean Viking spots from the bridge a rubber boat in the water, possibly in distress.

07:18

Ocean Viking calls via Satellite phone the MTRCC on three different numbers to update about the situation. No answer.

07:18

Ocean Viking launchs two RHIBS to assess the situation.

07:29

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to update on the situation.

07:45

Ocean Viking calls via Satellite phone the MTRCC on three different numbers to update about the situation. No answer.

07:53

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to update on the situation.

08:50

Ocean Viking calls three times via Satellite phone the MTRCC to inform about the situation and request for instructions. No answer.

08:57

All RHIBS are recovered on board.

09:04

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to inform about the rescue.

09:05

Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

11:21

Ocean Viking sends a Maritime Incident Report and request for a Place of Safety to MTRCC with ITMRCC and LYJRCC in copy.

12:23

Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety to LYJRCC and MTRCC.