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

– On the 11th of January, Ocean Viking leaves the port of Termini Imerese (IT)

– On the 17th of January, at 05h00 Ocean Viking completes a rescue of 39 survivors from a wooden boat in distress in the international waters of the Libyan Search and Rescue Region

– On the 17th of January, at 07h56 Ocean Viking asks for a Place of Safety to the Libyan Maritime Authorities, who at 10:49 answers it indicating Tripoli as Place of Safety, and at 13:41 Ocean Viking replays to them that Tripoli (Libya) doesn’t meet the criteria for being designated as Place of Safety

– On the 18th of January, Ocean Viking asks to Italian and Maltese Maritime Authorities for a Place of Safety

– On the 20th of January, at 18h46 Italian  Maritime Authorities indicates Pozzallo (Italy) as Place of Safety

– On the 21th of January, at 09h10 Ocean Viking is in Pozzallo port and at 10h05 all survivors are on land

Search

January 17, 2020
02:26

Ocean Viking receives an email from the Alarm Phone, updating the number of people on the boat

02:44

Ocean Viking receives an email from the Alarm Phone, updating the position of the boat in distress

02:46

Ocean Viking calls by phone to the 3 numbers of Libyan Join Rescue Coordination Center, but there was no answer

03:44

Ocean Viking launches her first RIHB

04:03

Life jackets distribution finished

04:06

Ocean Viking informs by email to the Libyan Authorities about the distress situation and that the occupants of the blue wooden boat will be transferred onto Ocean Viking

05:00

Rescue is completed with all her RHIB s on board Ocean Viking

06:05

Ocean Viking informs by email the Join Rescue Coordination Center of Tripoli (with ITMRCC, RCCMALTA, EUNAVFORMed and AlarmPhone in copy) about rescue completion.

10:49

Libyan Maritimes Authorities answer TRIPOLI (Libya) as Place Of Safety

January 18, 2020
14:38

Ocean Viking asks to Italian and Maltese Maritime Authorities for a Place of Safety

January 19, 2020
January 20, 2020
January 21, 2020
09:10

Ocean Viking arrives to Pozzallo Port