ONBOARD SOS MEDITERRANEE Activities and observations of our rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean
January 22, 2021
09:28

Ocean Viking is heading towards the last known position of the third reported distress case.

June 26, 2020
23:50

Ocean Viking alters her course and leaves the area.

23:25

Ocean Viking calls M/V Mare Jonio. M/V Mare Jonio informs she will remain in the area to investigate the wreck. Ocean Viking informs she will leave the scene.

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.

22:00

Ocean Viking is 46.5 NM from the target, proceeding at a speed of 12.3 kn.

21:29

Ocean Viking calls M/V Mare Jonio asking for updated information about the distress case. M/V Mare Jonio sees LYCG patrol vessel on the radar.

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

18:12

Ocean Viking is copied in an email from Alarm Phone to LYJRCC asking to confirm launch of SAR operation by LYJRCC and informing about report of newborn baby onboard the boat in distress

16:24

Ocean Viking is copied in an email from M/V Mare Jonio informing that she is proceeding towards the boat in distress (ETA: 23:30CEST)

16:15

Ocean Viking is copied in an email from Alarm Phone to ITMRCC about report of 8 deceased people onboard the boat in distress

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

February 19, 2020
February 18, 2020
January 27, 2020
January 26, 2020
21:02

Ocean Viking in position 34° 11.5’ N 013° 46.1’ E has visual contact with some lights and also Radar contact to 1.5 nautical miles with the probably boat in distress

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
03:46

Ocean Viking (in psn 33° 14.6’N 012°31.5’E ) has visual on some lights from the reported boat in distress and also radar contact

January 24, 2020
02:50

Ocean Viking (in psn 33° 16.5’N 012°46.8’E) has visual contact with some lights from the boat in distress

January 23, 2020
January 19, 2020
January 18, 2020
January 17, 2020
03:44

Ocean Viking launches her first RIHB

02:46

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

02:44

Ocean Viking receives an email from the Alarm Phone, updating the position of the boat in distress

02:26

Ocean Viking receives an email from the Alarm Phone, updating the number of people on the boat

January 1, 2020
December 31, 2019
December 20, 2019
December 1, 2019
November 30, 2019
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
November 21, 2019
November 20, 2019
October 18, 2019
October 13, 2019
02:29

Attempt to call a Floating Storage Unit, no reply

02:27

Attempt to call Asso Ventinove on VHF, no reply

October 12, 2019
21:06

The FPSO at al Jurf Oilfied and Ocean Viking exchange information about rubber boat

October 9, 2019
08:53

Ocean Viking spots small wooden boat adrift

October 8, 2019
11:54

2nd helicopter returns to Lampedusa

09:58

2nd SAR helicopter is on-scene

07:48

SAR helicopter is on-scene

October 7, 2019
August 13, 2019
August 12, 2019
11:10

Ocean Viking alters course towards the potential boat in distress position

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

09:13

Ocean Viking alters course towards the position of the EU patrol aircraft

09:00

Ocean Viking observes EU patrol aircraft circling on the radar

August 10, 2019
10:31

First visual contact with a white rubber boat

10:05

Ocean Viking alters course heading north towards the search area at a speed of 9 knots

August 9, 2019
01:37

Ocean Viking spots flash lights in the water and launches the 2 rhibs at sea

00:38

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

August 8, 2019
September 24, 2018
September 23, 2018
02:48

Aquarius continues search, heads South east, course 150°, speed 9 knots

August 12, 2018
August 10, 2018
August 9, 2018