ONBOARD SOS MEDITERRANEE Activities and observations of our rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean
April 7, 2021
15:13

Ocean Viking is granted free pratique by the Port Health Authority of Augusta.

January 24, 2021
16:20

Italian MRCC informs Ocean Viking by phone of the designation of Augusta, Sicily, as a PoS.

January 23, 2021
11:37

ITMRCC contacts Ocean Viking by phone and gives authorisation for the MEDEVAC.

11:31

ITMRCC contacts CIRM (Italian Rescue Centre Telemedical Maritime Advice Service) for assessment of the medical case.

January 22, 2021
06:45

Ocean Viking informs authorities on the launching of RHIBs for further assessment.

July 8, 2020
18:57

Health autorities informs Ocean Viking that the results of the Covid-19 tests for the 180 survivors are negative

July 7, 2020
09:15

Harbour master instructs Ocean Viking to proceed to anchorage area for a 14-day quarantine.

July 6, 2020
20:28

Harbour master informs the Ocean Viking of a 14-day quarantine for the ship after disembarkation

18:09

Harbour master informs of pilot arrival time and that the results of the Covid-19 tests are awaited before proceeding with disembarkation

15:51

Ocean Viking sends the medical report from the doctor on board

14:16

Health autorities requests Ocean Viking to send the health report of the survivors

06:55

Port control instructs Ocean Viking to drop anchor

July 5, 2020
15:25

Italian MRCC assigns Porto Empedocle as a PoS for the 180 survivors

11:29

The Italian medical team arrives onboard Ocean Viking to perform the Covid-19 tests for the 180 survivors.

00:53

Pozzallo Harbour Master informs Ocean Viking of transfer of medical team to perform Covid-19 tests on Ocean Viking and request an update of situation on board every 3 hours

July 4, 2020
18:24

Ocean Viking requests advice from the Norwegian Flag State regarding safety issues on board

July 3, 2020
23:54

ITMRCC relays the email reiterating the nature and the declaration of the State of Emergency on Ocean Viking to French and Norwegian authorities

22:30

Ocean Viking reiterates the nature and the declaration of the State of Emergency onboard from 15h55 to ITMRCC

19:28

Ocean Viking reiterates the nature and the declaration of the State of Emergency onboard from 15h55 to ITMRCC

18:52

Ocean Viking requests that the Doctor sent by the Italian authorities comes onboard as soon as possible

18:33

Ocean Viking informs ITMRCC that the vessel is still standing by and that the situation onboard remains very tense

17:17

Ocean Viking informs ITMRCC that the vessel is standing by to receive the Doctor who has requested to come onboard

15:50

The CIRM (Italian Rescue Centre Telemedical Maritime Advice Service) emails Ocean Viking informing that they cannot handle the request for a medical evacuation of 44 survivors

July 1, 2020
22:16

ITMRCC confirms to Ocean Viking by phone that COVID-19 test of evacuated survivor was negative

22:04

Ocean Viking calls ITMRCC to request confirmation that the COVID-19 test of the survivor evacuated on June 29 was negative, as reported in the press

21:55

Ocean Viking informs MTJRCC by phone that Ocean Viking will stand by in current position (35°31.8’N 013°01.2’E) unless instructed by MTJRCC to assist in a distress case

19:56

Ocean Viking informs MTJRCC by phone that she will remain in standby south of Lampedusa to render assistance if needed

18:37

Ocean Viking calls MTJRCC to ask for updated information on the distress cases. No new information is available. Ocean Viking informs that she will proceed to the last known positions of the distress cases

01:59

Ocean Viking sends an email with Maritime Incident Reports (MIR) for the two last rescues to ITMRCC and MTJRCC and once again requests a Place of Safety

June 30, 2020
23:34

In a phone call, MTRCC grants permission to Ocean Viking to proceed with the rescue

23:01

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to ask for instructions. MTRCC asks Ocean Viking to carry out assessment

22:30

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC via phone that the Rescue team is going to investigate the potential distress case. Maltese Maritime Patrol Aircraft is circling over target

19:40

MTRCC calls Ocean Viking requesting engagement in search operation for potential distress case alerted by Moonbird

11:49

Ocean Viking increases speed after receiving reports of medical emergencies on boat in distress from Alarm Phone and informs ITMRCC and MTJRCC

June 27, 2020
13:15

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC and MTJRCC with Maritime Incident Reports (MIR) and asks for a Place of Safety

June 26, 2020
23:18

Ocean Viking overhears M/V Mare Jonio’s VHF call to LYCG asking to confirm rescue and dead bodies. LYCG answer they have rescued more than 70 people and that the situation is under control.

21:24

Ocean Viking calls ITMRCC asking for updated information about the distress case. ITMRCC’s answer is to contact Libyan coastguard

20:51

Ocean Viking overhears M/V Mare Jonio’s attempt to contact Libyan coastguard via VHF, no answer

13:19

Ocean Viking informs via email, LYJRCC, ITMRCC and MTRCC that she will proceed towards reported boat in distress (ETA: 00:00Zulu)

12:45

Ocean Viking calls ITMRCC to inform she will proceed towards reported boat in distress

09:28

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC and MTJRCC with Maritime Incident Reports (MIR) to request a Place of Safety for the 118 survivors

June 25, 2020
February 23, 2020
February 22, 2020
February 21, 2020
February 19, 2020
February 18, 2020
February 17, 2020
January 27, 2020
January 26, 2020
17:53

Ocean Viking asks by phone MTMRCC if there is any updated position for the distress cases. Doesn’t get any answer because the duty officer is very busy

14:36

Libyan Coast Guard replied to the previous email informing they do not have a current possibility for any rescue operation

January 25, 2020
05:15

Ocean Viking informs by email LYJRCC (copying ITMRCC, RCCMALTA, EUNAVFOR MED and AlarmPhone) about rescue completion.

January 24, 2020
09:34

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

05:36

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC (with ITMRCC, RCCMALTA, EUNAVFORMed, Alan Kurdi and AlarmPhone in copy) about rescue completion

03:33

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC about the distress situation and that the occupants of the rubber boat will be recovered onto Ocean Viking

January 20, 2020
January 18, 2020
14:38

Ocean Viking asks to Italian and Maltese Maritime Authorities for a Place of Safety

January 17, 2020
10:49

Libyan Maritimes Authorities answer TRIPOLI (Libya) as Place Of Safety

06:05

Ocean Viking informs by email the Join Rescue Coordination Center of Tripoli (with ITMRCC, RCCMALTA, EUNAVFORMed and AlarmPhone in copy) about rescue completion.

04:06

Ocean Viking informs by email to the Libyan Authorities about the distress situation and that the occupants of the blue wooden boat will be transferred onto Ocean Viking

02:46

Ocean Viking calls by phone to the 3 numbers of Libyan Join Rescue Coordination Center, but there was no answer

January 12, 2020
December 27, 2019
December 26, 2019
December 22, 2019
December 21, 2019
December 20, 2019
05:00

Ocean Viking calls Libyan JRCC by SAT phone on 5 different numbers. No reply

December 3, 2019
December 1, 2019
November 30, 2019
12:52

Attempt to call LNCG Fezzan, no information

12:48

Arabic-speaker onboard Ocean Viking calls LNCG Fezzan and exchange information

12:45

Ocean Viking calls LNCG on VHF and receives no response

12:40

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC on four different numbers and receives no response

November 29, 2019
20:02

Call to the Italian MRCC seeking help to contact Libyan JRCC and information exchange on SAR events in the Maltese JRCC

19:58

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC on 5 different numbers, no reply

November 28, 2019
23:17

Ocean Viking sends MIR report to the Libyan JRCC

19:33

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC on four different numbers and receives no response

November 23, 2019
17:20

Call to the Lampedusa Coast Guard to inform of availability to assist

17:17

Call to the Italian MRCC to request phone number of Lampedusa Coast Guard

17:09

Call to the Italian MRCC to offer assistance if needed

November 22, 2019
03:36

Call to the Maltese JRCC and agreement that the Ocean Viking will head towards the second boat

03:30

Call to the Maltese JRCC to request information on the observed military ship and remind about the medevac

03:07

Attempt to call the Maltese patrol vessel, no reply

02:56

Call to the Maltese JRCC to confirm that the vessel is a Maltese military ship

02:36

Call to the Maltese JRCC to ask whether Maltese assets are on-scene

02:04

Call to the Maltese JRCC to exchange information, Ocean Viking informs she is one hour away from the first boat

01:21

Call to the Maltese JRCC about distress reported by Alarm Phone

November 21, 2019
18:11

The Ocean Viking requests an update on the Medevac to the Maltese JRCC

09:54

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

00:37

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

November 20, 2019
22:03

Call to the Italian MRCC to request information, the Ocean Viking is advised to contact the Libyan JRCC

21:59

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

21:50

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

21:48

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

18:25

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

11:16

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

10:45

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

08:38

An Arabic-speaker calls the Libyan JRCC and is told to call again in 30 mn due to problems with electricity

08:28

Call to the Libyan JRCC, Ocean Viking is told there is no English speaker available

November 19, 2019
16:33

Ocean Viking sends the MIR report to the Libyan JRCC

09:26

Attempt to call the Libyan Coast Guard on VHF channel 16, no reply

06:51

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

06:49

Libyan JRCC orders Ocean Viking to remain on standby

06:47

Libyan Coast Guard calls Ocean Viking on VHF, contact cannot be established

06:39

Ocean Viking calls LNCG on VHF several times without response

05:04

Ocean Viking forwards updated position to LYJRCC

04:35

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC on three different numbers and receives no response

November 13, 2019
October 29, 2019
October 20, 2019
21:10

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

October 18, 2019
19:43

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

October 14, 2019
October 13, 2019
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

15:21

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

09:50

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

October 12, 2019
17:51

Ocean Viking tries to call the Libyan JRCC but receives no response

17:50

Ocean Viking tries to call the Libyan JRCC but receives no response

17:49

Ocean Viking tries to call the Libyan JRCC but receives no response

October 8, 2019
06:33

Ocean Viking informs the Italian MRCC it resumes search

06:14

Ocean Viking informs the Lampedusa Harbour Master it resumes search pattern in new designated area

October 7, 2019
16:13

Ocean Viking requests orders from the Lampedusa Harbour Master and is requested to stand by

12:17

Ocean Viking informs the Italian MRCC of its engagement in the SAR operations

10:54

Ocean Viking informs the Lampedusa Harbour Master of beginning of search

09:25

The Lampedusa Harbour Master requests the Ocean Viking to participate in SAR operations and provides coordinates of the search pattern

07:41

Ocean Viking calls the Italian MRCC to inform of its availability to support ongoing SAR operations

October 3, 2019
00:37

Ocean Viking confirms to Libyan JRCC that it will proceed to distress area

September 8, 2019
14:57

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

14:55

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

14:37

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

14:36

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

14:35

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

14:34

The Ocean Viking informs the Libyan JRCC that it is deploying two RHIBs to assess the situation on the distress scene

13:29

The Ocean Viking informs again the Libyan JRCC of its new course

12:16

The Ocean Viking informs again the Libyan JRCC of its new course

11:15

The Ocean Viking informs the Libyan JRCC of its new course

07:34

The Italian MRCC replies and advises to contact Flag State

06:58

VHF call to EUNAVFOR MED Spanish aircraft to seek information. The aircraft replies it did not spot anything.

September 7, 2019
23:39

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

23:38

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

August 23, 2019
August 22, 2019
August 21, 2019
18:20

Ocean Viking receives an email from ITMRCC informing that ITMRCC never received any official communication from Ocean Viking bridge due to technical issues with their email account

August 20, 2019
August 17, 2019
August 15, 2019
August 13, 2019
16:36

Ocean Viking calls Libyan JRCC by satellite phone informing about a potential boat in distress

August 12, 2019
18:38

EU patrol aircraft informs all ships by VHF about position of the rubber boat in distress in the Maltese SRR

16:22

Ocean viking calls Libyan JRCC by satellite phone but receives no response

13:37

Ocean Viking calls Libyan JRCC by VHF but receives no response

13:06

Ocean viking calls Libyan JRCC by satellite phone but receives no response

August 11, 2019
10:40

Ocean Viking calls EU patrol aircraft on VHF informing about potential target

10:37

Ocean viking calls Libyan JRCC by satellite phone but receives no response

August 10, 2019
10:00

Ocean viking calls Libyan JRCC by Fleet Broad Band phone but receives no response

August 9, 2019
18:57

Ocean Viking acknowledges Libyan JRCC’s email and informs it will contact competent authorities to request a place of safety

00:38

Ocean Viking calls Libyan JRCC by satellite phone and VHF but receives no response

August 8, 2019
23:30

Ocean Viking sends an email to Libyan JRCC, Italian MRCC and Maltese JRCC informing about search operations