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


Last update 02/11/2019 at 10h15 (All times in UTC+2)

– On the 16th of October, Ocean Viking left Taranto port

– On the 18th of October, Ocean Viking rescued 104 survivors from a rubber boat in distress in the international waters of the Libyan Search and Rescue Region. The boat was spotted by Ocean Viking and she kept Libyan JRCC continuously informed during whole SAR event

– On the 18th of October, Ocean Viking asked Libyan JRCC for a Place of Safety and Libyan JRCC offered Tripoli (Libya). Ocean Viking refused Tripoli as a Place of Safety since Libyan ports do not conform to the definition of Place of Safety

– On the 20th of October, Ocean Viking requested a Place of Safety to ITMRCC and MTJRCC

– On the 29th of October, ITMRCC assigned Pozzallo (IT) as a Place of Safety

– On the 30th of October, Ocean Viking disembarked all 104 survivors at Pozzallo port

– On the 2nd of November, Ocean Viking arrived in Marseille


October 16, 2019

Ocean Viking leaves the Port of Taranto

October 18, 2019

Rescue of rubber boat completed, 104 survivors onboard Ocean Viking: 54 men, 10 women, 40 minors

Latitude: 33.60
Longitude: 14.24

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

October 20, 2019

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTJRCC and ITMRCC, copying Flag State and LYJRCC, to request a Place of Safety for the 104 survivors

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October 30, 2019

Ocean Viking arrives in Pozzallo Port


Ocean Viking commences disembarkation of survivors

Latitude: 36.70
Longitude: 14.83
November 2, 2019

Ocean Viking arrives in Marseille