ONBOARD SOS MEDITERRANEE Activities and observations of our rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean
November 9, 2022
November 8, 2022
November 7, 2022
November 6, 2022
November 5, 2022
November 4, 2022
20:51

Ocean Viking sends a request for cooperation and coordination in identifying a Place of Safety for the 234 survivors onboard to the Spanish RCC. 

October 30, 2022
October 29, 2022
October 25, 2022
13:13

Ocean Viking tries to contact JRCC Tripoli by Sat phone to report the assessment of the distress situation, with no avail.

October 22, 2022
02:05

Ocean Viking tries to call JRCC Tripoli via Sat Phone, with no avail.

September 1, 2022
12:09

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with MTRCC in copy, requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all 460 survivors currently on board Ocean Viking.

August 31, 2022
11:49

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with MTRCC in copy, requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all 460 survivors currently on board Ocean Viking.

August 30, 2022
12:02

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with MTRCC in copy, requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all 460 survivors currently on board Ocean Viking.

August 29, 2022
15:41

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with MTRCC in copy, requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all 460 survivors currently on board Ocean Viking.

August 28, 2022
14:57

Ocean Viking sends a request for the designation of a Place of Safety to MTRCC and ITMRCC for the 466 survivors onboard via email.

August 27, 2022
20:48

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC by email, with ITMRCC in copy, of the completion of the evacuation.

16:16

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC informing of her intention to evacuate the boat in distress.

14:18

Ocean Viking resumes navigation towards the distress case reported by Alarm Phone and waits for further instructions.

08:06

Ocean Viking resumes navigation and waits for further instructions.

August 26, 2022
21:00

Ocean Viking resumes navigation and waits for further instructions.

19:48

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC reporting her intention to perform the rescue.

15:50

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with MTRCC and LYJRCC in copy, requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety for all 212 survivors onboard.

15:02

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC of her intention to proceed towards the reported distress case, 50NM away and assist.

August 25, 2022
23:48

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, with ITMRCC in copy, requesting a Place of Safety for all 212 survivors onboard.

21:21

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC reporting the rescue completion.

20:20

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC via email of her intention to perform the rescue.

14:48

Ocean Viking informs by email the LYJRCC Tripoli about the completion of the rescue.

05:28

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC by email of the retrieval completion.

04:40

Ocean Viking reports by email to JRCC Tripoli about the intention to perform the rescue.

August 24, 2022
15:54

Ocean Viking spots a Libyan Coastguard patrol vessel heading south on her port side.

July 30, 2022
20:47

Ocean Viking receives an email from ITMRCC to inform of the designation of the port of Salerno, Italy, to disembark the 387 survivors onboard.

July 29, 2022
July 28, 2022
July 27, 2022
21:05

Ocean Viking sends an email to Malta RCC, with ITMRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

19:50

Ocean Viking calls Malta RCC to ask for further information on the distress case. Duty officer copies the information and answers that Malta RCC has not updates on the case.

16:40

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, with ITMRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

16:00

Ocean Viking calls via Satellite Phone the Malta RCC to inform about the situation. The duty officer requests to send an email.

July 26, 2022
July 25, 2022
21:57

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, with LYJRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to report on the rescues and to request a place of safety.

17:58

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to report on the rescues and to request a place of safety.

16:21

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

15:19

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

15:15

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. No answer.

14:30

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

13:05

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to report on the rescue and to request a place of safety.

11:20

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

10:28

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

09:20

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. No answer.

July 24, 2022
22:30

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to report on the rescues and to request a place of safety.

18:35

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

18:32

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. No answer.

18:00

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

17:00

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

16:30

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. No answer.

15:49

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone to the relevant authorities alerting to a boat in distress. 

13:17

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

13:15

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. No answer.

13:02

Ocean Viking sends an email to Tripoli JRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, to update about the situation.

13:00

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Sat Phone. No answer.

09:56

Ocean Viking contacts LYJRCC by satellite phone to report on the situation and her intention to perform the rescue. Authorities copy information and ask to report by email.

09:41

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC informing of the situation.

09:30

Ocean Viking informs via email the LYJRCC to inform about the open case.

09:20

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC to ask updates about the case. Authorities copy the open case.

July 4, 2022
July 3, 2022
20:58

Ocean Viking calls via Sat Phone Malta RCC. No answer.

19:52

Ocean Viking calls via Sat Phone Malta RCC. No answer.

July 2, 2022
July 1, 2022
00:20

The characteristics of the rescued distress boat do not match with the case reported by the airplane “Seabird” in the Mayday relay call previously listened on VHF channel 16. Ocean Viking resumes search operation.

June 30, 2022
20:39

Ocean Viking receives a call on VHF channel 16 from the aircraft asset Seabird relaying a MAYDAY message about a boat in distress requiring immediate assistance.

12:45

Ocean Viking sends an email to the LYJRCC with MTRCC and ITMRCC to update on the situation.

12:40

Ocean Viking spots a wooden boat in the water, possibly in distress.

June 27, 2022
08:50

Ocean Viking calls three times via Satellite phone the MTRCC to inform about the situation and request for instructions. No answer.

07:53

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to update on the situation.

07:45

Ocean Viking calls via Satellite phone the MTRCC on three different numbers to update about the situation. No answer.

07:18

Ocean Viking calls via Satellite phone the MTRCC on three different numbers to update about the situation. No answer.

05:34

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to update on the situation.

05:21

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email intended to the MTRCC and ITRCC with an updated position of the opened distress case.

04:54

Ocean Viking investigates the latest known position of the opened distress case.

04:24

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to report the search of the opened distress case. The duty officer asks to reach them by email in case of any relevant update.

June 26, 2022
15:18

Ocean Viking calls the LYJRCC to report on the situation. No answer.

June 25, 2022
16:32

Ocean Viking sends an email to the LYJRCC with MTRCC and ITMRCC to update on the situation.

16:20

Ocean Viking spots a rubber boat in the water and launchs RHIBS to investigate. The team onboard the RHIBS finds an empty rubber boat adrift.

16:19

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone with updated GPS coordinate of the reported distress case.

14:38

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC via Satellite phone. No answer.

14:11

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone to the relevant authorities alerting to a boat in distress with ~70 people on board. 

June 24, 2022
17:10

Ocean Viking resumes navigation and waits for further instructions.

16:31

Ocean Viking informs via email JRCC Tripoli about her intention to perform the rescue.

16:30

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC to report on the situation. No answer.

16:15

Ocean Viking spots a boat possibly in distress in the Libyan SRR.

May 29, 2022
17:48

Ocean Viking recovers Eazy1 Rhib.

17:45

Casualty transferred onboard Ocean Viking via soft stretcher.

17:38

Easy1 Rhib recovers man overboard from the water.

17:35

Ocean Viking launches Easy1 Rhib to recover the man overboard.

May 26, 2022
11:56

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC and MTRCC requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitating a prompt disembarkation of all 296 survivors onboard.

May 25, 2022
10:51

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC and MTRCC requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitating a prompt disembarkation of all 296 survivors onboard.

May 22, 2022
22:49

Ocean Viking requests a Place of Safety for the 233 survivors onboard, via email sent to LYJRCC with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

May 19, 2022
15:20

Ocean Viking requests a Place of Safety for the 158 survivors onboard, via email sent to LYJRCC with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

May 4, 2022
May 3, 2022
May 2, 2022
May 1, 2022
April 30, 2022
April 26, 2022
18:26

Ocean Viking acknowledges the message by email and informs maritime authorities about her intention to proceed towards the target.

March 27, 2022
08:33

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with MTRCC in copy, requesting assistance in the designation of a Place of Safety for the remaining survivors onboard.

March 26, 2022
01:45

Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety to MTRCC, with ITMRCC in copy, requesting assistance in the designation of a Place of Safety.

March 25, 2022
22:24

Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety for the survivors onboard to LYJRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy.

March 24, 2022
09:45

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli, no answer.

February 18, 2022
12:09

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety for the 247 people rescued onboard.

February 15, 2022
23:30

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC, with LYJRCC and MTRCC in copy, requesting assistance in the designation of a Place of Safety for the 247 people rescued onboard Ocean Viking.

February 14, 2022
17:29

MTRCC sends an email to Ocean Viking denying responsibility in the designation of a Place of Safety for the people rescued onboard Ocean Viking.

12:13

Ocean Viking contacts LYJRCC via Sat phone to report the distress situation. No English speaker. LYJRCC requests information via email.

February 13, 2022
00:12

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC, no answer.

February 12, 2022
18:50

Ocean Viking calls LYRJCC, no answer.

18:45

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via satellite phone to report the distress case, MTRCC operator instructs Ocean Viking to call LYJRCC.

17:40

Ocean Viking tries to call MTRCC via satellite phone, no answer.

15:00

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to ask for updates and state her readiness to render assistance. MTRCC informs Ocean Viking that “Duty Officer is busy” and to please reach them via email.

December 17, 2021
11:06

Ocean Viking receives an email from Alarm Phone informing that the boat in distress has been intercepted by the LCG yesterday evening at 18:00.

10:09

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no answer.

09:48

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli, no answer.

09:44

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no answer.

08:42

Ocean Viking calls ITMRCC, no information given, refers to JRCC Tripoli.

08:36

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no answer.

08:31

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli. One Arabic speaker answers, no information given.

06:38

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Tripoli, with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy, requesting for urgent aerial assistance to find the boat in distress, to no avail.

06:25

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no answer.

06:23

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli, no answer.

December 16, 2021
20:40

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no information is given.

19:56

Ocean Viking emails JRCC Tripoli, with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy, requesting information on the case, to no avail.

19:45

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli, duty officer not available.

17:18

Ocean Viking calls ITMRCC to get information from an airplane with AIS SART signal circling above the estimated position of the boat in distress. No information is given.

17:06

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli, no answer.

13:00

Ocean Viking acknowledges the message and proceeds towards the boat in distress. Ocean Viking tried to call JRCC Tripoli three times to get information on the case, to no avail.

November 4, 2021
18:40

Ocean Viking emails LYJRCC to inform that we will provide immediate assistance to people in distress and proceed to the rescue.

17:55

Ocean Viking emails LYJRCC informing that RHIBs will be launched to investigate.

17:54

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC on two different numbers. No answer.

13:53

Ocean Viking emails LYJRCC to inform about our intention to proceed to the distress case.

November 3, 2021
20:19

MTRCC responds that Malta is not in a position to provide a place of safety to the Ocean Viking.

11:48

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC on two different numbers. No answer.

November 2, 2021
08:38

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC, no answer. Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC on a second number, only Arabic speaker available.

02:50

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC, no answer.

September 20, 2021
01:35

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta via Satellite Phone to report the situation. RCC Malta does not answer the phone.

September 19, 2021
20:51

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta via Satellite Phone to update the situation. RCC Malta does not answer the phone.

19:54

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta via Satellite Phone to report the situation. RCC Malta does not answer the phone.

10:31

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Tripoli, with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy, to inform that she is heading to the last reported position of the two distress cases.

10:20

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to report the situation. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone.

07:56

Ocean Viking informs JRCC Tripoli (with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy) that the assessed wooden boat requires immediate assistance.

07:50

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to report the situation. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone.

07:40

Ocean Viking sends a situation report about the distress case to JRCC Tripoli (with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy).

07:31

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to inform about the distress case. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone

September 18, 2021
11:55

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to report the situation. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone.

10:32

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Satellite Phone to report the distress case. JRCC Tripoli does not answer the phone.

July 26, 2021
13:05

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking confirmation that the boat in distress alerted to by Alarm Phone is the one rescued by the AFM. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

12:19

Ocean Viking receives an email sent by Alarm Phone informing that media outlets report a rescue operation conducted by the AFM in the Maltese SRR in the morning.

11:10

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC informing that she couldn’t find the distress case and seeking updated information.

10:37

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking updated information on the open distress case. No information is provided.

01:07

Ocean Viking replies to MTRCC via email stating that she is responding to a distress alert and had informed MTRCC via email when she altered her course towards the reported distress position.

00:39

Ocean Viking receives an email sent by MTRCC stating that MTRCC did not request Ocean Viking’s intervention in Maltese SRR.

00:18

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

00:15

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

00:03

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

July 25, 2021
23:50

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

23:47

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

23:44

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

23:17

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

23:14

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

22:48

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

22:44

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

22:06

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC informing that she has tried multiple times to reach them via Sat phone without success.

21:58

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

21:40

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

21:33

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

21:30

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

21:23

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking coordination of the search operation. MTRCC does not answer the phone.

July 4, 2021
July 1, 2021
15:42

Ocean Viking calls RCC MALTA seeking coordination and informs of the presence of the Libyan coastguard in Maltese SRR.

April 22, 2021
13:50

M/V AIK leaves the scene and communicates via VHF CH 16 that Libyan Coast Guard patrol vessel UBARI is the coordinator, meanwhile M/T VS LISBETH left the area.

08:55

Ocean Viking calls the Frontex office via satellite phone asking for aerial support in the distress area.

April 21, 2021
July 3, 2020
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

February 21, 2020
February 19, 2020
February 18, 2020
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 21, 2019
09:54

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

00:37

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

November 20, 2019
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

11:16

Attempt to call the Libyan JRCC, no reply

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

September 8, 2019
14:36

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

September 24, 2018
21:46

Aquarius calls LCG on VHF channel 16 – no response

21:21

Aquarius calls JRCC Tripoli twice – no response

18:21

Aquarius calls JRCC Tripoli by phone on two different numbers – no response

02:59

Aquarius calls JRCC Tripoli – No response

September 23, 2018
06:20

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa on channel 6 – No response

06:12

Aquarius calls LCG twice on channel 16 – no response

06:07

Aquarius calls LCG twice – no response

06:04

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa – no response

05:55

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa via VHF twice – no response

05:26

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa twice on channel 16 – No response

05:18

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa on channel 16 three times over the next seven minutes – No response

05:15

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa via VHF radio – no response

04:09

Aquarius calls Patrol boat Al Khifa on VHF radio channel 16 twice – no response

02:59

Aquarius calls JRCC Tripoli – No response

02:07

Aquarius calls LCG on VHF – no response

01:57

Aquarius calls Patrol Boat al-Kifha on VHF channel 16 approximately 8 times – no response

01:26

Aquarius calls JRCC Tripoli via Iridium – No response

01:25

Aquarius calls JRCC Tripoli – No response

September 20, 2018
August 17, 2018
August 12, 2018
August 11, 2018
August 10, 2018
August 9, 2018