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

SITUATION RECAP

Last update 27/09/2019 at 10h01 (All times in UTC+2)

– On the 17th of September Ocean Viking conducted 2 rescue: 48 survivors on wooden boat and 61 survivors on rubber boat

– On the 18th of September Ocean Viking conducted a rescue: 73 survivors on rubber boat

– On the 19th of September Ocean Viking conducted a rescue: 35 survivors on wooden boat

– On the 20th of September Ocean Viking transferred 35 survivors on a Maltese military vessel

– On the 22th of September ITMRCC assigned Messina as Place of safety

– On the 24th of September Ocean Viking disembarked all 182 survivors at Messina port

– On the 24th of September Ocean Viking leaves Messina port

– On the 27th of September Ocean Viking arrives in Marseille port

Search

September 16, 2019
19:58

Ocean Viking spots a blue rubber boat adrift, partially deflated, no people onboard, no engine. Position 34°14.8N 013°29.6E

September 17, 2019
08:36

Ocean Viking spots a blue rubber boat adrift, partially deflated, no people onboard, no engine. Position 34°11.7N 012°12.1E

11:49

RHIBs start the transfer of survivors onboard the Ocean Viking

12:13

Rescue of wooden boat completed, 48 survivors onboard Ocean Viking: 34 men, 5 women, 9 minors

Latitude: 33.83444444
Longitude: 12.20250000
15:20

Rescue of rubber boat completed, 61 survivors onboard Ocean Viking: 44 men, 4 women, 13 minors

Latitude: 33.80111111
Longitude: 12.43472222
17:30

Ocean Viking spots a blue rubber boat adrift, partially deflated, no people onboard, no engine. Position 33°32.6’N 012°31.8’E

22:54

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, copying ITMRCC and MTJRCC, to request a Place of Safety for the 109 survivors

September 18, 2019
10:13

Ocean Viking receives an email from LYJRCC designating Al Khums (Libya) as Place of Safety.

16:30

Ocean Viking spots a rubber boat adrift

17:59

Rescue of rubber boat completed, 73 survivors onboard Ocean Viking: 51 male, 4 female, 18 minors

Latitude: 33.48388889
Longitude: 11.98500000
23:45

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, copying ITMRCC and MTJRCC, to request a Place of Safety for the 182 survivors

September 19, 2019
13:06

Ocean Viking receives a VHF call from patrol aircraft Moonbird informing about a wooden boat in potential distress

13:17

Ocean Viking reports via SAT Phone call and email to Malta JRCC about the VHF contact and that Ocean Viking is proceeding towards the target for further investigation

16:26

Maltese patrol aircraft contact Ocean Viking via VHF and reports no target was spotted. Ocean Viking continues the search

19:05

Ocean Viking contacts Malta RCC via SAT phone, reporting the distress situation. Malta RCC instructs Ocean Viking to proceed with the rescue of the people on board the wooden boat.

19:14

RHIBs start the transfer of survivors onboard the Ocean Viking

20:05

Rescue of wooden boat completed, 35 survivors onboard Ocean Viking: 25 male, 3 female, 7 minors

Latitude: 34.76777778
Longitude: 12.06694444
20:26

RHIBs back on board. Operation completed Ocean Viking has a total of 217 survivors on board

20:30

Ocean Viking informs by email RCC Malta (copying ITMRCC) about rescue completion

23:35

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTJRCC and ITMRCC, copying LYJRCC, to request a Place of Safety for the 217 survivors

September 20, 2019
12:15

MTJRCC calls Ocean Viking via SAT phone indicating the coordinates for transfer of the survivors rescued in Maltese SRR onto a Maltese vessel

17:46

Transfer of 35 survivors completed. Ocean Viking has a total of 182 survivors on board

Latitude: 35.8844
Longitude: 13.2856
September 22, 2019
September 24, 2019
09:10

Ocean Viking arrives in Messina Port

10:41

Start disembarkation of all survivors in Messina

13:59

Disembarkation of all 182 survivors completed

Latitude: 38.184444
Longitude: 15.5525