At 13:45, Ocean Viking stops in position 37°04,7’N 015°35,4’E to conduct drills at sea. RHIBs Easy 1, Easy 2 and Easy 3 are launched for rescue procedure exercises.
On April 18th, Ocean Viking leaves the port of Syracuse (IT).
On April 22nd, the Ocean Viking witnesses the aftermath of a shipwreck that claimed up to 130 lives in international waters in the Libyan Search and Rescue Region. (Find a recap of events here.)
On April 27th, at 11:45, 236 survivors are rescued from two rubber boats in distress and brought to safety onboard Ocean Viking.
On April 28th, as the team on Ocean Viking prepared for the rescue of a rubber boat in distress, the Libyan Coast Guard arrived on scene and intercepted the boat. A second boat in distress that Ocean Viking was also alerted to was intercepted by the Libyan Coast Guard as well.
On April 30, Ocean Viking receives instructions to proceed to Augusta, Italy, to disembark the 236 survivors.
On May 1, Ocean Viking disembarks 236 survivors in Augusta, Italy.
On May 2, the Augusta Harbour Master notifies Ocean Viking of a 14-day quarantine as ordered by the Italian health authorities.
On May 16, Ocean Viking is granted free pratique by the Port Health Authority of Augusta.