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

SITUATION RECAP

Last update 14/09/2019 at 23h17 (All times in UTC+2)

-On the 8th of September, Ocean Viking conducted rescue of rubber boat in distress. 50 survivors safely onboard

-On the 9th of September, Ocean Viking conducted transfer from SV Josefa. 34 survivors safely onboard

-On the 11th of September a nine-month pregnant woman and her husband are evacuated to Malta via Helicopter

-On the 14th of September ITMRCC informed Ocean Viking to proceed towards Lampedusa as Place of Safety
-On the 14th of September at 23h17 Ocean Viking completed the transfer of the 82 survivors

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September 2, 2019
September 7, 2019
23:37

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

September 8, 2019
01:20

Ocean Viking receives an email from Alarm Phone with an updated distress position

01:20

Ocean Viking receives an email from Alarm Phone with an updated distress position

13:32

First visual contact with a potential boat in distress

14:11

Visual contact with EU patrol aircraft flying over the boat in distress

14:54

Ocean Viking RHIBs start the lifejackets distribution

September 9, 2019
22:47

Ocean Viking sends email to LYJRCC, copying ITMRCC and MTRCC, to report that the transfer of 34 survivors from SV Josefa has started due to the situation of emergency.

September 10, 2019
00:05

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC copying ITMRCC and MTJRCC to report the completion of the transfer of 34 survivors from SV Josefa

13:18

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC copying ITMRCC and MTJRCC to request a Place of Safety

16:14

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

September 11, 2019
15:15

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC and MTJRCC copying LYJRCC to request a Place of Safety

September 12, 2019
12:47

Ocean Viking receives an email from MTJRCC with refusal to grant a Place of Safety

September 14, 2019
07:30

Ocean Viking receives a SAT phone call from ITMRCC informing to proceed towards Lampedusa as Place of Safety

21:32

Ocean Viking drops anchor in front of Lampedusa in position 35°29.2N 012°35.4E

22:40

Starts the transfer of the 82 survivors from the Ocean Viking to Italian Coast Guard vessel and Italian GDF vessel

23:17

Transfer of all survivors completed

Latitude: 35.48388889
Longitude: 12.58444444