ONBOARD SOS MEDITERRANEE Activities and observations of our rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean
November 11, 2022
17:00

Disembarkation of the 230 remaining survivors onboard Ocean Viking is completed in the port of Toulon, France.

November 10, 2022
13:59

Ocean Viking receives an email from the French MRCC giving the instruction to proceed to Toulon, France, for the disembarkation of the 230 remaining survivors onboard.

13:49

Ocean Viking receives a call from MRSC Corsica to confirm Toulon, France, as a destination to disembark the remaining survivors onboard.

11:55

Three patients and one relative are medically evacuated by helicopter from Ocean Viking by the French authorities.

November 9, 2022
November 8, 2022
November 7, 2022
November 6, 2022
November 5, 2022
November 4, 2022
November 3, 2022
November 2, 2022
November 1, 2022
October 31, 2022
October 30, 2022
October 29, 2022
October 28, 2022
October 27, 2022
October 26, 2022
17:36

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Sat phone to inform that she has a visual on a boat in distress and to inform that Ocean Viking will launch RHIBs for assessment. MTRCC Operator copies the information and states they will relay to the Duty Officer.

14:49

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone, addressed to MTRCC, giving an updated position of the boat in distress.

14:27

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Sat Phone to inform about the Mayday Relay call. The duty Officer requests to send an email.

09:43

Ocean Viking receives a PAN PAN call on VHF ch.16 alerting to a boat in position 34 36 N 015 14 E.

09:15

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Sat Phone. The duty Officer is busy and the operator requests to send an email.

October 25, 2022
23:09

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC to report that all shipwrecked persons have been safely recovered on board. MTRCC acknowledges the information and requests to report by email.

20:40

Ocean Viking contacts MTRCC through Sat phone to ask information about the case and ask if other vessels are dispatched to respond to it. MTRCC responds that Ocean Viking seems to be the nearest vessel and instructs Ocean Viking to proceed towards the last known location and to keep the RCC informed.

17:54

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from the aircraft Seabird 3 addressed to MTRCC and ITMRCC alerting to a boat in distress.

13:13

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

12:45

Ocean Viking calls via Sat Phone JRCC Tripoli to relay about the distress alert. The Officer copies the information.

11:13

Ocean Viking calls JRCC Tripoli via Sat phone to inform that it is ascertained that the distress phase exists as the persons on board are threatened by grave and imminent danger of being lost and require immediate assistance. Ocean Viking informs that she will proceed to the assistance of these persons in distress and evacuate them without delay.

10:43

Ocean Viking calls via Sat Phone JRCC Tripoli to inform about the distress case. The operator could not copy because of broken communication and ask to send an email.

October 23, 2022
12:36

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Sat phone to inform about the evacuation of the shipwrecked persons.

12:00

Ocean Viking contacts MTRCC by Sat phone to inform about the distress case being ascertained and that Ocean Viking is going to proceed to the recovery of those persons in distress. The operator copies the information.

11:35

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Sat phone to report about the visual on the boat in distress. The operator copies the information.

10:58

Ocean Viking calls MTRCC via Sat Phone to inform about the updated position of the boat in distress. The operator copies the information.

10:49

Ocean Viking receives a new VHF Call by Aircraft Colibri 2 to report that the distress boat is now adrift in position 34°24N 012°49E.

10:40

Ocean Viking calls via Sat Phone Malta RCC to inform about the distress situation. The operator copies the information.

October 22, 2022
October 21, 2022
September 5, 2022
19:18

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Taranto, Italy.

02:25

Ocean Viking completes disembarkation of 459 survivors in the port of Taranto, Italy.

September 4, 2022
10:06

Ocean Viking starts disembarkation of the 459 survivors in the port of Taranto, Italy.

September 2, 2022
15:32

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 459 survivors currently on board Ocean Viking.

September 1, 2022
13:38

Ocean Viking receives an email by ITMRCC informing that her request for assistance in finding a place of safety for all survivors onboard has been forwarded to the competent national authority.

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
13:53

Ocean Viking receives an email by ITMRCC informing that her request for assistance in finding a place of safety for all survivors onboard has been forwarded to the competent national authority.

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
23:25

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

20:48

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

20:30

Ocean Viking RHIB completes lifejackets distribution and starts evacuation.

20:28

Ocean Viking RHIB starts lifejackets distribution.

20:24

Ocean Viking stops at a safe distance from the boat in distress and launches one RHIB.

18:06

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC informing of the completion of the evacuation of 47 survivors.

17:50

Ocean Viking RHIBs start evacuation of survivors.

17:40

Ocean Viking RHIBs complete lifejackets distribution.

17:36

Ocean Viking RHIBs start lifejackets distribution.

17:30

With two rhibs in the water, Ocean Viking reconfirms the distress situation of a wooden boat previously spotted and assessed by Seabird2.

17:28

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, with ITMRCC in copy, reporting the completion of the evacuation of 15 persons from a fiberglass boat in distress.

16:27

Lifejacket distribution boat 1 completed. 1 RHIB starts the evacuation of survivors onboard Ocean Viking.

16:24

Lifejacket distribution starts for one of the two boats in distress.

16:20

Ocean Viking launches 2 RHIBs.

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.

14:00

RHIBs start the evacuation of survivors onboard Ocean Viking.

13:45

Lifejacket distribution completed.

13:42

Lifejacket distribution starts.

13:19

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC by email of her intention to evacuate the boat in distress.

12:50

Ocean Viking alerts course towards the reported distress position.

09:29

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, with ITMRCC in copy, requesting a Place of Safety for all 355 survivors onboard.

08:06

Ocean Viking resumes navigation and waits for further instructions.

08:00

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

07:36

RHIBs start the evacuation of survivors onboard Ocean Viking.

07:24

Lifejacket distribution is completed.

07:20

Lifejacket distribution starts.

07:12

Ocean Viking launches 3 RHIBs.

07:09

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC of her intention to evacuate the boat in distress.

August 26, 2022
23:09

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC, with ITMRCC in copy, requesting a Place of Safety for all 268 survivors onboard.

21:00

Ocean Viking resumes navigation and waits for further instructions.

20:18

Lifejacket distribution is completed.

20:08

Lifejacket distribution starts.

19:48

Ocean Viking launches 2 RHIBs.

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
21:54

Ocean Viking resumes navigation and waits for further instructions.

21:21

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

20:46

Ocean Viking RHIBs start evacuation of survivors onboard Ocean Viking.

20:24

Ocean Viking RHIBs continue lifejackets distribution started by S/V Astral.

20:20

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

19:32

Ocean Viking resumes navigation sailing towards another potential distress case and awaits further instructions.

19:27

Ocean Viking sends an email to MTRCC informing of the rescue completion.

19:20

RHIBs start evacuating survivors on Ocean Viking.

19:03

Lifejackets distribution starts.

18:52

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

18:52

Ocean Viking launches 3 RHIBs in the water.

16:24

Ocean Viking sends a request for the designation of a Place of Safety via email to LYJRCC, with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy, for the 53 survivors onboard.

14:48

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

14:48

Ocean Viking resumes navigation and awaits further instructions.

14:25

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

14:25

Ocean Viking launches one RHIB.

12:15

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC Tripoli about the intention to proceed towards the target.

11:57

Ocean Viking receives a distress relay from the sailing vessel Nadir about a rubber boat in distress.

07:30

Ocean Viking spots an empty blue wooden boat, adrift.

07:12

Ocean Viking sends a request for the designation of a Place of Safety via email to LYJRCC, with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy, for the 41 survivors onboard.

05:42

Ocean Viking resumes navigation and awaits further instructions.

05:28

Ocean Viking informs LYJRCC by email of the retrieval completion.

04:57

RHIBs start the evacuation of survivors onboard Ocean Viking.

04:46

Lifejackets’ distribution is complete.

04:43

Lifejackets’ distribution starts.

04:40

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

August 24, 2022
19:36

Ocean Viking spots an empty wooden boat blue and white adrift.

17:24

Ocean Viking spots an empty large blue wooden boat adrift, without engine, in the vicinity of the last known distress position.

16:54

Ocean Viking spots a wooden boat, half submerged.

16:54

Ocean Viking spots a wooden boat, half submerged.

15:54

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

07:36

Ocean Viking spots a wooden boat adrift, empty, marked with “CP 13/xx/2022”.

August 22, 2022
16:36

Rhib training is completed, all rhibs are recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

15:00

Ocean Viking stops to perform drills at sea. All 3 Rhibs are in the water.

August 21, 2022
22:12

Rhib training is completed, all rhibs are recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

20:30

Ocean Viking stops to perform drills at sea. All 3 Rhibs are in the water.

16:00

Ocean Viking leaves anchorage in Syracusa, Italy.

August 1, 2022
18:11

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Salerno, Italy.

14:33

Disembarkation of the 387 survivors is completed.

10:03

Disembarkation of the 387 survivors starts.

09:25

Ocean Viking is moored in the port of Salerno, Italy.

July 30, 2022
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.

15:55

Ocean Viking alters her course heading toward the distress case.

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.

16:20

All RHIBs are recovered, Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

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.

14:15

Ocean Viking receives a VHF contact from aircraft ‘Osprey2’ relaying a Mayday for an embarkation in distress. Ocean Viking replies that she will proceed with all possible speed toward the distress case.

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.

10:45

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. Officer in charge answers, copies all the information and aks to receive the information by email.

10:28

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

10:25

Ocean Viking launches the Rhibs to investigate the situation.

10:18

Ocean Viking calls Tripoli JRCC via Satellite Phone. An operator answers and copies all the information.

10:10

Ocean Viking spots a boat on the horizon, possibly in distress.

09:20

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

09:00

Ocean Viking receives a call on Channel 16 from an unknown fishing boat not in sight about a boat in distress in the vicinity.

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.

19:26

All RHIBs are recovered on board. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

18:38

Patrol Boat from Libyan Costal Security P200 arrives on scene and establishes contact with MV Ocean Viking via the Channel 16 .

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.

17:50

Ocean Viking spots a rubber boat, possibly in distress. Rhibs are launched to assess the situation.

17:00

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

16:43

Ocean Viking alters course and heads to the distress case, at about 20NM away.

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. 

14:12

All RHIBs are recovered, Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

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.

11:00

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC informing of the rescue completion.

10:45

All RHIBs are recovered on board. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

09:58

Ocean Viking informs Libyan maritime authorities about the situation by email.

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.

08:54

Ocean Viking alters her course to the last known position of the distress case.

08:40

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

July 23, 2022
17:40

Ocean Viking spots via binoculars a Libyan coastguard patrol vessel with survivors onboard.

17:30

Ocean Viking spots on radar a speeboat heading towards her coming from the location of the Maltese helicopter was circling.

12:56

Ocean Viking is approached by a Libyan coastguards patrol vessel. No contact is established.

July 22, 2022
08:20

Ocean Viking is approached by “Marine Detachment of Rahba al-Duru Bn” Rhib. No contact is established.

July 20, 2022
21:20

Ocean Viking stops to perform drills at sea.

11:14

Rhib training are completed. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

09:16

Ocean Viking stops to perform drills at sea. All Rhibs are in the water.

July 19, 2022
13:17

Ocean Viking stops to perform drills at sea.

11:12

Rhib training is completed, all rhibs are recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

08:39

Ocean Viking stops to perform drills at sea. All 3 Rhibs are in the water.

July 18, 2022
22:05

Helicopter evacuation drill is completed.

21:20

Italian Coast Guards calls Ocean Viking to perform helicopter evacuation drill from the Ocean Viking’s Helideck.

14:10

Ocean Viking departs from the port of Syracuse, Sicily.

July 1, 2022
02:07

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

01:00

All RHIBs are recovered onboard, Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

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.

00:20

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.

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.

23:30

Ocean Viking spots a boat, possibly in distress.

23:05

Ocean Viking spots a very weak echo on radar about 2NM distance, with no speed, without correspondence with any lights in the horizon. Ocean Viking alters the course toward the echo position to investigate.

21:32

Ocean Viking receives an update email from “Aircraft Seabird” about opened distress case.

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.

20:49

Ocean Viking alters her course to the last known position of the distress case.

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.

13:25

All RHIBs are recovered on board. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

13:00

Libyan Cost Guard Patrol Vessel 656 arrives on the scene and establishes communication on ch.16/13 with the Ocean Viking bridge.

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.

12:43

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC via Satellite phone. No answer.

12:40

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

12:00

Ocean Viking spots an echo on radar and alters the course towards the radar echo.

09:55

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

09:50

Ocean Viking calls LYJRCC via Satellite phone. No answer.

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. 

09:11

Ocean Viking alters her course to the last known position of the distress case.

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.

09:05

Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

09:04

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

08:57

All RHIBS are recovered on board.

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.

07:18

Ocean Viking launchs two RHIBS to assess the situation.

07:10

Ocean Viking spots from the bridge a rubber boat in the water, possibly in distress.

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
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.

22:57

Ocean Viking is in copy of an email from Alarm Phone alerting MTRCC and ITMRCC to a boat in distress in the Maltese SRR.

19:28

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

16:20

Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

16:18

Ocean Viking sends an email to the LYJRCC to update about the situation.

16:13

All Rhibs are recovered onboard the Ocean Viking.

15:21

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

15:18

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

15:02

Ocean Viking emails LYJRCC to update about the situation.

14:55

Ocean Vikings spots a rubber boat in the water from the bridge, possibly in distress. Three RHIBS are launched to investigate the situation.

14:10

Ocean Viking informs via email LYJRCC about the situation.

14:06

Ocean Viking calls the LYJRCC. The communication is broken.

14:05

Ocean Viking alters course heading to the target.

14:00

Ocean Viking receives a call on channel 16 from a fishing vessel about a boat in distress.

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.

14:31

Ocean Viking alters her course to the last known position of the distress case.

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
18:28

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

17:10

Ocean Viking resumes navigation and waits for further instructions.

17:04

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC informing of the rescue completion.

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.

16:22

Ocean Viking informs Libyan maritime authorities about the situation.

16:15

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

June 21, 2022
22:40

All Rhibs recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

June 20, 2022
11:07

All Rhibs are recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

June 19, 2022
14:30

Ocean Viking stops to conduct drills at sea.

June 18, 2022
May 31, 2022
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.

10:52

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 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 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 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.

April 24, 2022
April 23, 2022
09:24

Ocean Viking resumes patrol.

08:43

Ocean Viking stops to conduct Rhibs drills.

April 22, 2022
08:04

Ocean Viking departs from the port of Syracuse, Sicily.

February 13, 2022
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.

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.

October 5, 2021
07:30

Ocean Viking’s anchor is up.

September 25, 2021
17:30

Ocean Viking is anchored in Augusta inner harbor roadster.

17:00

Ocean Viking leaves berth to move at the anchorage for quarantine.

15:38

Ocean Viking is notified of a 10-day quarantine ordered by Italian health authorities.

14:06

The disembarkation of the 122 survivors is completed.

10:46

The disembarkation of the 122 survivors starts in Augusta, Sicily.

September 24, 2021
22:00

Ocean Viking is moored in Augusta port.

20:56

Anchor is up, Ocean Viking is moving to berth.

15:05

Ocean Viking drops the anchor at the Augusta inner harbor.

September 23, 2021
19:25

Ocean Viking receives the instructions from ITMRCC to disembark the 122 survivors in Augusta, Italy.

September 21, 2021
September 20, 2021
04:00

All RHIBs are recovered on board. Rescue operation completed.

03:52

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of the boat in distress: 13 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 35.1667
Longitude: 12.335
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.

20:20

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

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.

08:55

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

08:40

All RHIBs recovered on board Ocean Viking. Rescue operation completed. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

08:26

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress: 33 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 33.53361
Longitude: 011.91750
07:58

Rescue of the wooden boat in distress starts.

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.

07:41

Ocean Viking launches RHIBs Easy 1 and Easy 2 in the water to assess the distress case.

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
12:35

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

12:33

All RHIBs recovered on board Ocean Viking. Rescue operation completed. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

12:09

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress: 25 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 33.40222
Longitude: 012.26806
11:56

Rescue of the wooden boat in distress starts.

11:55

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

10:58

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

10:56

Ocean Viking receives an email from Pilotes Volontaires (addressed to MT RCC and IT MRCC) requesting assistance for a boat in distress, same distress case reported by Seabird.

10:32

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

September 16, 2021
21:35

All RHIBs recovered. Training complete. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

September 15, 2021
16:40

All RHIBs recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

September 14, 2021
17:10

All RHIBs recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

11:25

All RHIBs recovered. Training completed.

September 13, 2021
13:20

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Marseille.

August 25, 2021
17:28

The Italian health authorities notified the Ocean Viking of a 10-day prolongation of the quarantine.

August 11, 2021
13:55

Disembarkation of all survivors in the port of Pozzallo, Italy, is completed.

August 10, 2021
19:15

Another 199 shipwrecked people disembarked from Ocean Viking in Pozzallo, Italy. 56 survivors remain onboard.

August 9, 2021
08:40

Resumption of disembarkation in Pozzallo, Sicily.

August 8, 2021
20:00

Disembarkation suspended for the day. 97 survivors disembarked in total.

16:15

Disembarkation starts from the Ocean Viking.

August 7, 2021
14:08

Ocean Viking receives via a phone call the instructions to disembark the 449 survivors in Pozzallo, Italy.

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
17:20

The medical evacuation of one patient, from the Ocean Viking to an Italian Coast guard vessel is completed.

Latitude: 36.445
Longitude: 015.34
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 3, 2021
13:42

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.

13:17

A medical evacuation of a female patient and her partner from Ocean Viking onto Italian Coast guard vessel is completed.

Latitude: 35.37
Longitude: 013.00
August 2, 2021
11:40

Ocean Viking sends a request to ITMRCC for assistance in finding a Place of Safety to facilitate a prompt disembarkation of all survivors on board.

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 31, 2021
18:20

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress. 21 survivors are safely brought onboard Ocean Viking.

Latitude: 33.428
Longitude: 012.395
15:50

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress. 64 people are safely brought onboard Ocean Viking.

Latitude: 33.645
Longitude: 012.213
12:40

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a rubber boat in distress. 54 people are safely brought onboard Ocean Viking.

Latitude: 33.29
Longitude: 012.117
11:18

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy) requesting the designation of a Place of Safety for the 57 rescued persons.

09:10

Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

08:49

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

07:50

The GACS patrol vessel leaves the scene. Ocean Viking’s RHIBs proceed with the assessment of the rubber boat in distress.

07:30

The Ocean Viking launches two RHIBs. A GACS patrol vessel arrives on scene.

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.

10:40

Ocean Viking receives a VHF call by Seabird aircraft (Sea-Watch), flying 39 NM North of Ocean Viking’s last position, informing that they have not found the open distress case.

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.

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 24, 2021
17:15

All RHIBs recovered. Ocean Viking resumes navigation.

10:48

Ocean Viking leaves the port of Augusta, Sicily.

July 10, 2021
20:42

Disembarkation of all survivors in the port of Augusta, Italy, is over.

July 9, 2021
11:30

Disembarkation of survivors in the port of Augusta starts.

09:00

Ocean Viking is moored in the port of Augusta, Italy.

July 8, 2021
20:42

Ocean Viking receives via a phone call the instructions to disembark the 572 survivors in Augusta, Italy.

17:53

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 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
14:39

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

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.

10:11

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

03:23

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a large wooden boat in distress in the Libyan Search and Rescue Region: 369 people are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 34.13667
Longitude: 012.18167
July 4, 2021
21:55

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with MTRCC, ITMRCC and Pilotes Volontaires in copy) informing that she has target on radar with speed and course corresponding to the distress case and will launch her Rhibs for further investigation.

18:07

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

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.

02:46

Ocean Viking calls all Libyan phone numbers indicated on the Inmarsat text message. None answers.

July 3, 2021
21:06

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

20:55

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a fibreglass boat in distress in the Libyan Search and Rescue Region: 21 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 34.133333
Longitude: 012.06
20:43

Ocean Viking informs via VHF the Tunisian Navy ship of the imminent rescue.

20:22

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with ITMRCC and MTRCC in copy) informing that Ocean Viking is launching rescue boats to investigate.

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.

14:36

Ocean Viking sends an email to LYJRCC (with MTRCC and ITMRCC in copy) informing that Seabird aircraft (Sea-Watch) reported the interception of the boat in distress by the Libyan Coast Guard.

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).

18:00

Colibri2 (Pilotes Volontaires) informs Ocean Viking via VHF of the interception of the first distress case by the LYCG.

July 1, 2021
20:33

Ocean Viking completes the rescue of a wooden boat in distress: 14 survivors are safely brought onboard.

Latitude: 34.69167
Longitude: 012.015
19:52

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC of her readiness to proceed to the assistance of the boat in distress by email (with ITMRCC in copy).

19:03

Ocean Viking informs MTRCC of her proceeding towards the distress position by email (with ITMRCC in copy).

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.

13:47

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

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