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

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.

10:48

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.

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.

19:40

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

18:35

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

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.

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.

13:02

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

July 1, 2022
02:07

Ocean Viking sends an email to RCC Malta to inform that the rescue is complete.

00:30

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to report about the search of the opened distress case. The duty officer acknowledges information and asks to reach them by email to communicate information regarding the situation.

00:15

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to inform on the situation and informs that the rescue has been completed.

June 30, 2022
23:40

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to report about the search of the opened distress case. The duty officer asks to reach them by email to communicate information regarding the situation.

21:05

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

20:52

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to report about the search of the opened distress case. The duty officer asks to reach them by email to communicate information regarding the situation.

12:55

Ocean Viking sends an email to the LYJRCC to inform about the situation and her intention to perform the rescue.

12:45

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

09:55

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC with MTRCC and ITMRCC to inform them about the opened distress case.

09:11

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone to the relevant authorities alerting to a boat in distress with ~50 people on board. 

June 27, 2022
11:21

Ocean Viking sends a Maritime Incident Report and request for a Place of Safety to MTRCC with ITMRCC and LYJRCC in copy.

09:04

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to inform about the rescue.

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.

07:29

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

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.

04:24

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
23:36

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC to inform about the situation.

23:16

Ocean Viking calls via Satellite Phone MTRCC to inform the coordination center about the case and readiness of the Ocean Viking to provide assistance. The duty officer requires to please reach them by email.

19:28

Ocean Viking sends a Maritime Incident Report and request for a Place of Safety to LYJRCC with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

15:02

Ocean Viking emails LYJRCC to update about the situation.

14:10

Ocean Viking informs via email LYJRCC about the situation.

June 25, 2022
16:32

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

June 24, 2022
18:28

Ocean Viking sends a Maritime Incident Report and request for a Place of Safety to LYJRCC with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

May 28, 2022
10:22

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

May 27, 2022
10:03

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 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 24, 2022
11:13

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 23, 2022
18:41

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.

12:52

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC and MTRCC requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitating a prompt disembarkation of all 232 survivors.

May 4, 2022
May 3, 2022
May 2, 2022
May 1, 2022
April 30, 2022
April 29, 2022
April 28, 2022
April 27, 2022
05:52

Ocean Viking send an email to LYJRCC, with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy, informing of the rescue completion.

04:57

Ocean Viking informs maritime authorities about her intention to proceed towards the target.

April 26, 2022
21:27

Ocean Viking send an email to LYJRCC, with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy, informing of the rescue completion.

19:35

Ocean Viking has visual contact with the rubber boat, launches rhibs to assess the situation and informes maritime authorities via email.

April 25, 2022
07:54

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

07:42

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

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
18:52

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, informing of the completion of the rescue. 

14:52

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, alerting to the distress case and informing that she will provide immediate assistance.

14:31

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, informing of visual contact with a rubber boat possibly in distress.

14:00

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, informing that she is proceeding toward the reported distress position.

March 24, 2022
12:08

Ocean Viking sends a Maritime Incident Report and request for a Place of Safety to LYJRCC with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy.

10:49

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

10:16

Ocean Viking informs JRCC via email, with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy, to inform about the situation.

09:58

Ocean Viking informs JRCC via email, with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy, of the potential distress case and intention to launch the RHIBS to investigate.

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.

12:00

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC of her visual on potential distress case via email, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy and on her intention to investigate further.

11:38

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC via email, with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy, of her altered course towards the reported distress position.

11:04

Ocean Viking sends a second request for the designation of a Place of Safety for the 228 people rescued onboard, via email to MTRCC with ITMRCC in copy.

February 13, 2022
15:42

Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety via email to MTRCC with ITMRCC in copy for the 228 rescued people onboard.

11:16

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC of the rescue completion via email, with ITMRCC in copy.

10:55

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, with ITMRCC in copy, alerting to the assessed distress case.

10:48

Ocean Viking contacts MTRCC via Sat phone to report the distress case. MTRCC requests information to be sent via email because “duty officer is busy”.

10:30

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

10:25

Ocean Viking contacts MTRCC via Sat phone to report the distress case. MTRCC requests information to be sent by email.

09:07

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC via email, with ITMRCC in copy, that she altered course towards reported distress position.

08:58

Ocean Viking alerts MTRCC via email, with ITMRCC in copy, of the distress alert.

07:55

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC with ITMRCC in copy via email of the potential distress case being investigated.

December 17, 2021
10:09

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no answer.

09:44

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no answer.

06:25

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no answer.

December 16, 2021
20:40

Ocean Viking calls RCC Malta, no information is given.

September 20, 2021
03:20

Ocean Viking sends an email to RCC Malta to report the situation.

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.

September 18, 2021
12:35

Ocean Viking sends an email to JRCC Tripoli (with ITMRCC and RCC Malta in copy) to report completion of rescue operation.

10:58

Ocean Viking informs JRCC Tripoli via email (in copy MT RCC and IT MRCC) of her proceeding towards the distress position.

August 7, 2021
11:35

Ocean Viking sends a sixth request to ITMRCC (with MTRCC, LYJRCC and TNMRCC in copy) requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all remaining 449 survivors.

August 6, 2021
11:30

Ocean Viking sends a fifth request to ITMRCC (with MTRCC, LYJRCC and TNMRCC in copy) requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all remaining 550 survivors.

August 5, 2021
11:32

Ocean Viking sends a fourth request to ITMRCC (with MTRCC, LYJRCC and TNMRCC in copy) requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all remaining 553 survivors.

August 4, 2021
11:21

Ocean Viking sends a request to ITMRCC (with MTRCC, LYJRCC and TNMRCC in copy) requesting assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all remaining 553 survivors.

August 1, 2021
19:24

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, TNMRCC and LYJRCC (with ITMRCC in copy) requesting a Place of Safety for the 555 survivors onboard.

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.

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.

23:17

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.

19:27

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Satellite phone seeking updated information on the open distress case. MTRCC has no new information.

17:57

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC via email of her altering course towards the reported distress position.

July 7, 2021
11:26

Ocean Viking sends a request for assistance in finding a Place of Safety for the 572 survivors onboard by email to ITMRCC (with MTRCC and LYJRCC in copy).

July 6, 2021
13:41

Ocean Viking sends an email to ITMRCC (with MTRCC and LYJRCC in copy) requesting for assistance in finding a Place of Safety and facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all 572 survivors.

July 5, 2021
11:32

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC and MTRCC (with ITMRCC in copy) requesting a Place of Safety for the 572 survivors onboard.

July 4, 2021
15:02

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC (with LYJRCC and ITMRCC in copy) informing of the rescue completion.

14:53

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress in the Maltese SRR: 71 people are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 34.63833
Longitude: 012.81
10:47

Ocean Viking send an email to MTRCC (with ITMRCC in copy) alerting to the distress case and informing that she is proceeding towards the distress position.

07:27

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC (with ITMRCC and LYJRCC in copy) informing of the completion of the rescue.

07:05

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of the wooden boat in the Maltese SRR: 67 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 34.43333
Longitude: 012.41667
05:34

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, ITMRCC and MTRCC informing that MTRCC confirmed by phone that the Inmarsat distress case is the same as the Alarm Phone one. Ocean Viking informs that has visual on the overcrowded wooden boat and is going to launch her Rhibs.

04:26

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC, ITMRCC and MTRCC recapping events.

July 3, 2021
21:06

Ocean Viking informs by email LYJRCC (with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy) of the completion of the rescue

20:01

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy)informing that Ocean Viking is proceeding towards the distress position.

01:03

In response to the Ocean Viking’s request for a Place of Safety, MTRCC sends an email to Ocean Viking denying responsibility for the rescues of the 44 survivors onboard.

July 2, 2021
20:13

Ocean Viking sends a request for a Place of Safety for the 44 survivors rescued in the Maltese SRR via email to MTRCC (with ITRCC in copy).

July 1, 2021
18:17

Ocean Viking informs MT RCC of the completion of the rescue by email (with LYJRCC and IT MRCC in copy).

16:22

Ocean Viking sends an email to MT RCC reiterating that LYCG patrol vessel has left the area and informing that Ocean Viking is going to proceed to the assistance of the boat in distress.

16:19

Ocean Viking calls MT RCC informing that LYCG patrol vessel has left the area.

15:42

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

April 21, 2021
February 6, 2021
July 3, 2020
July 1, 2020
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
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 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

January 25, 2020
January 24, 2020
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 18, 2020
14:38

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

January 17, 2020
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

January 12, 2020
December 1, 2019
November 30, 2019
November 29, 2019
November 28, 2019
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

November 20, 2019
November 19, 2019
November 13, 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
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
October 8, 2019
August 24, 2019
August 23, 2019
16:55

RHIB Easy 1 and Easy 2 are in the water, ready to transfer survivors to Maltese Armed Forces Patrol Boat in international waters

August 22, 2019
August 20, 2019
August 15, 2019
August 13, 2019
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

August 11, 2019
August 10, 2019
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

August 8, 2019
23:30

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

September 20, 2018
September 18, 2018
August 19, 2018
August 15, 2018
August 14, 2018
August 13, 2018
13:12

Aquarius calls Maltese RCC to inform of internet problems and asks to be contacted by telephone if necessary

August 12, 2018
23:10

Maltese RCC requests Aquarius to call when at 16nm from Lampedusa, to provide current position, and course and speed of the fibreglass boat

21:41

Maltese RCC replies to Aquarius’ email saying that it is not taking part in Fontex Operation Themis and that Aquarius should contact Frontex or Italy as the host country

20:40

Aquarius calls Maltese RCC to provide the fibreglass boat a torch light during night

August 11, 2018
August 10, 2018
August 4, 2018
June 11, 2018
June 10, 2018