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

SITUATION RECAP

Last update 10/08/2019 at 13h52 (All times in UTC+1)

–  On the 7th of October, while passing Lampedusa in a distance of 25 to 30 nm, Ocean Viking has been instructed by the Italian MRCC to participate in a SAR for survivors of a shipwreck south of Lampedusa. Search coordinates were given and Ocean Viking carried out two different search patterns. Moonbird assisted Ocean Viking at beginning of the search.

– On the 8th of October, Ocean Viking carried out another search pattern. Two SAR helicopters joined Ocean Viking during search operations. Ocean Viking could not find any survivor and had to leave the area due to bad weather.

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