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

This online logbook intends to provide information on the past and ongoing operations of the Ocean Viking. The logbook entries are not updated live but as regularly as possible by our teams who are currently engaged in search and rescue operations at sea.

SITUATION RECAP

Last update: 20/09/2021 at 15:04 (All times in UTC + 2 hours/CEST)

On September 6, Ocean Viking arrives in Marseille, France.

On September 13, Ocean Viking leaves the port of Marseille.

On September 18, Ocean Viking rescues 25 people in the Libyan Search and Rescue Region and sends a subsequent request for a Place of Safety to maritime authorities.

On September 19 morning, Ocean Viking rescues 33 people in distress in the Libyan Search and Rescue Region. In the evening, Ocean Viking rescues 58 people in distress in the Maltese Search and Rescue Region. Ocean Viking sends two requests for a Place of Safety to maritime authorities.

On September 20, Ocean Viking conducts a night rescue of 13 people in the early morning. In the morning, 2 persons were medically evacuated from the Ocean Viking by the Italian coastguard with 4 family members. Ocean Viking sends a fourth request for a Place of Safety for the remaining 123 survivors onboard.

 

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
September 13, 2021
13:20

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Marseille.

September 14, 2021
11:25

All RHIBs recovered. Training completed.

17:10

All RHIBs recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

September 15, 2021
16:40

All RHIBs recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

September 16, 2021
21:35

All RHIBs recovered. Training complete. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

September 18, 2021
10:32

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to report the distress case. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone.

10:56

Ocean Viking receives an email from Pilotes Volontaires (addressed to MT RCC and IT MRCC) requesting assistance for a boat in distress, same distress case reported by Seabird.

10:58

Ocean Viking informs JRCC Tripoli via email (in copy MT RCC and IT MRCC) of her proceeding towards the distress position.

11:55

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to report the situation. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone.

11:56

Rescue of the wooden boat in distress starts.

12:09

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress: 25 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 33.40222
Longitude: 012.26806
12:33

All RHIBs recovered on board Ocean Viking. Rescue operation completed. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

12:35

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Tripoli (with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy) to report completion of rescue operation.

September 19, 2021
07:31

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to inform about the distress case. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone

07:40

Ocean Viking sends a situation report about the distress case to JRCC Tripoli (with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy).

07:41

Ocean Viking launches RHIBs Easy 1 and Easy 2 in the water to assess the distress case.

07:50

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to report the situation. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone.

07:56

Ocean Viking informs JRCC Tripoli (with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy) that the assessed wooden boat requires immediate assistance.

07:58

Rescue of the wooden boat in distress starts.

08:26

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress: 33 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 33.53361
Longitude: 011.91750
08:40

All RHIBs recovered on board Ocean Viking. Rescue operation completed. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

08:55

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Tripoli (with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy) to report completion of rescue operation.

10:20

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to report the situation. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone.

10:31

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Tripoli, with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy, to inform that she is heading to the last reported position of the two distress cases.

19:54

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta via Satellite Phone to report the situation. RCC Malta does not answer the phone.

20:10

Rescue of the wooden boat in distress starts.

20:20

Ocean Viking sends an email to RCC Malta to report the situation.

20:51

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta via Satellite Phone to update the situation. RCC Malta does not answer the phone.

September 20, 2021
01:35

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta via Satellite Phone to report the situation. RCC Malta does not answer the phone.

03:20

Ocean Viking sends an email to RCC Malta to report the situation.

03:52

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of the boat in distress: 13 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 35.1667
Longitude: 12.335
04:00

All RHIBs are recovered on board. Rescue operation completed.

September 21, 2021