ONBOARD SOS MEDITERRANEE Activities and observations of our rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean
July 3, 2020
June 30, 2020
June 25, 2020
February 19, 2020
February 18, 2020
February 17, 2020
January 29, 2020
January 27, 2020
15:30

Medevac completed. Patient and her 3 children on board Helicopter

Latitude: 36.277
Longitude: 13.830
January 26, 2020
22:50

Black Rubber Boat is marked « SAR 26 01 2020 OV” in position 34° 11.8′ N 013 47.5′ E

21:20

First assessment: the boat is overcrowded, could be 80 people on board including a lot of babies, about 20 women and about 50 men

21:18

Rescue RAFT in the water, needed for offload people from the highly overcrowded boat

January 25, 2020
18:47

First survivors are on board Ocean Viking

18:15

First assessment: the boat is listing on the port side, the transom is very low in the water, possibly water inside the boat. There is a high risk of capsize

05:15

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

04:40

First survivors are on board Ocean Viking

04:13

Life jackets distribution starts

January 24, 2020
05:16

Rescue is completed. All RHIB s on board Ocean Viking

03:56

First survivors are on board Ocean Viking

03:39

Life jackets distribution finished

03:33

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

03:16

Ocean Viking launches her first RIHB

January 21, 2020
09:10

Ocean Viking arrives to Pozzallo Port

January 20, 2020
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.

05:00

Rescue is completed with all her RHIB s on board Ocean Viking

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

04:03

Life jackets distribution finished

December 27, 2019
December 20, 2019
22:34

Ocean Viking launches first RIHB in the water

07:59

In position 33° 24.2′ N 012° 49,8′ E, all survivors are safely brought on board Ocean Viking

Latitude: 33.85
Longitude: 012.57
December 4, 2019
11:40

Ocean Viking starts disembarkation of survivors

10:43

Ocean Viking arrives in the port of Pozzallo

December 3, 2019
November 30, 2019
November 29, 2019
November 28, 2019
22:11

Rescue of wooden boat completed, 60 survivors onboard Ocean Viking: 40 men, 2 women and 18 minors

Latitude: 33.78
Longitude: 13.98
21:16

Distribution of lifejackets to people in distress is finalised

19:33

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

November 21, 2019
13:35

Seriously injured survivor is evacuated to Easy 2 for medical care

12:48

First visual contact with a black rubber boat

November 20, 2019
18:25

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

11:28

Distribution of lifejackets to people in distress is finalised

November 19, 2019
07:15

Distribution of lifejackets to people in distress is finalised

06:51

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC by SAT phone but receives no response

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

06:25

First visual contact with a white rubber boat

05:04

Ocean Viking forwards updated position to LYJRCC

04:48

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

04:35

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

October 18, 2019
11:40

Rescue of rubber boat completed, 104 survivors onboard Ocean Viking: 54 men, 10 women, 40 minors

Latitude: 33.60
Longitude: 14.24
October 13, 2019
October 12, 2019
September 8, 2019
14:34

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

August 23, 2019
August 22, 2019
August 20, 2019
August 19, 2019
18:40

Ocean Viking is standing by in the overlapping Italian and Maltese SRR in the international waters, at the position 36°18.7’N 013°23.7’E, waiting for further guidance from the authorities

August 18, 2019
August 16, 2019
August 15, 2019
August 14, 2019
August 13, 2019
14:48

Ocean Viking alters course towards north while requesting a place of safety at a speed of 5 knots

August 12, 2019
16:22

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

16:00

2 RHIBS and 3 life Rafts recovered onboard

13:37

Ocean Viking calls Libyan JRCC by VHF but receives no response

13:22

Ocean Viking launches 2 rescue boats in the water

13:06

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

August 11, 2019
10:55

Ocean Viking calls EU patrol aircraft on VHF for a situation update

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
12:05

Rescue of a white rubber boat completed, survivors safely onboard Ocean Viking

Latitude: 33.597
Longitude: 14.248
10:59

Ocean Viking launches 2 rescue boats in the water

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

11:35

Rescue of a rubber boat completed, 85 survivors safely onboard Ocean Viking

10:30

Stabilisation of the boat in distress in progress

August 8, 2019
22:15

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

September 23, 2018
07:58

Evacuation of 47 people completed at position 33°13’1 N, 012°11’9 E

Latitude: 33.216
Longitude: 12.185
September 20, 2018
August 17, 2018
15:55

The 5 survivors are brought from the RHIB onto Aquarius

Latitude: 37.43
Longitude: 10.857
August 10, 2018
11:48

SAR Case 656: Rescue of a small wooden boat completed, 25 survivors safely onboard Aquarius

Latitude: 33.482
Longitude: 12.048
June 10, 2018