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

SITUATION RECAP of the last SAR Operations

Last update 17/06/2018 – 14:30 (All times in UTC+2)

– Aquarius rescued 230 people from 2 rubber boats in distress off coast Libya during the night between the 09th and the 10th of June.
– The second boat in distress was sinking during the rescue operation.
– 400 survivors have been transferred onboard Aquarius from a cargo ship and 3 Italian governmental ships.
– The Aquarius stand-by 48 hours between Malta and Italy.
– 524 survivors have been transfered onboard 2 gouvernemental ships, which braught them in convoy, together with Aquarius (with 106 survivors remaining onboard) to a place of safety in Valencia (Spain).
– After cross-checking testimonies from the survivors, the Aquarius reported 2 missing people on the group of survivors.
– All the operations were under the responsibility of the MRCC Rome, from the first distress alert until the disembarkation in Spain.

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June 9, 2018
June 10, 2018
02:40

SAR Case 388: Completed transfer of 129 survivors from CP312

02:45

SAR Case 390: Start transfer of 64 survivors from Italian Coast Guard vessel CP319

02:50

SAR Case 390: Completed transfer of 64 survivors from CP319

03:02

SAR Case 286: Start transfer 88 survivors from Italian Coast Guard vessel CP267

21:50

Aquarius stops and stand-by as per Italian RCC instruction

June 11, 2018
17:38

Starts receiving resupply of food and water from Maltese military craft P02

17:45

Resupply completed

June 12, 2018
05:30

Italian supply vessel Nos Aries informs Aquarius for an ETA at 06:30 for resupply

06:01

Italian RCC informs Aquarius about the medical and accomodation facilities of the 2 Italian gouvernemental ships in charge of the transit to Valencia

08:05

End of resupply from Italian supply vessel Nos Aries

08:30

Start food preparation and distribution to the survivors

13:42

Italian RCC requests Aquarius to get ready for the transfer of survivors as soon as possible

16:30

End of transfer of 250 survivors from Aquarius to Italian military ship Orione

June 13, 2018
June 14, 2018
June 16, 2018
12:37

Spanish military ship Vigia P73 informs Aquarius that they will escort the convoy at the arrival in Valencia

June 17, 2018
08:30

Aquarius stand-by for instruction in front of Valencia port

14:06

Disembarkation of survivors complete