Financed by crowdfunding donations Sea-Watch could now afford to buy a bigger and more suitable ship for its missions in 2016. The 33m long „Clupea“ is a former research vessel and is currently refitted into „Sea-Watch 2“ in Hamburg to serve as a rescue vessel off the Libyan coast as soon as possible. The ship allows Sea-Watch to operate all year round and under bad weather conditions when most deadly accidents happen.
After being stretched to our technical limits in 2015 we are now able to draw on our experience to establish a very efficient and successful mission draft for this year. The most important innovation that has not been possible on Sea-Watch 1 will be a medical ward on board of Sea-Watch 2 to treat seriously ill and injured people.
Donations for 2016 on sea-watch.org/en/donations