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

SITUATION RECAP

Last update 16/10/2019 at 10h55 (All times in UTC+2)

– On the 12th of October, Ocean Viking rescued 74 people from a rubber boat in distress in the international waters of the Libyan Search and Rescue Region. The boat in distress was reported by Alarm Phone and later spotted by the FPSO at Al Jurf Oilfield, which informed Ocean Viking accordingly. Ocean Viking kept the Libyan JRCC continuously informed during the SAR event

– On the 13th of October, Ocean Viking was assigned by Libyan JRCC to participate in a search for a boat. Later the same day, Alarm Phone reported to the authorities and Ocean Viking a rubber boat in distress. Ocean Viking spotted rubber boat in distress roughly two hours later and rescued 102 survivors from a rubber boat in distress in the international waters of the Libyan Search and Rescue Region.. Ocean Viking kept the Libyan JRCC continuously informed during the SAR event.

– After Ocean Viking sent a request for a Place of Safety, Libyan JRCC offered Tripoli as a Place of Safety. Ocean Viking refused Tripoli as a Place of Safety since Libyan ports do not conform to the definition of Place of Safety and requested a Place of Safety to ITMRCC and MTJRCC

– On the 14th of October, ITMRCC assigned Taranto as Place of Safety

– On the 16th of October, Ocean Viking disembarked all 176 survivors at Taranto port

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October 12, 2019
October 13, 2019
09:50

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Libya, copying ITMRCC and MTJRCC, to request a Place of Safety for the 74 survivors

15:21

Ocean Viking receives an email from JRCC Libya designating Tripoli (Libya) as Place of Safety.

21:30

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTJRCC and ITMRCC, copying LYJRCC and Flag State, to request a Place of Safety for the 176 survivors

October 14, 2019
October 16, 2019
09:00

Ocean Viking arrives in Taranto Port

Latitude: 40.47
Longitude: 17.22
09:35

Ocean Viking commences disembarkation of survivors

10:55

Disembarkation of survivors is completed