Report April 27th 2016

Boat 1: 112 people including 60 women, pregnant women and children Boat 2: 120 people Everyone was rescued. After handing out life vests and assessment by our medics they were transferred to Italian Navy. They are now brought to Italy. Crew is happy but exhausted and got now back to patrolling for more refugee boats….

Working on the deck

High waves and no refugee boat traffic made us spend the day working on deck and practicing fire emergency with the crew. We are highly motivated to save lives in the coming days.

Cooperative operation in the Mediterranean

Sea-Watch 2 received distress call yesterday in the afternoon. Together with other rescue organisations we set off to the suspected area north of Tripolis. Aquarius of SOS MEDITERRANEEcould save 120 refugees from a dinghy. Unvarified rumours of refugees having been thrown overboard left Sea-Watch and Sea-Eye searching desperately for survivors until night. We did not find anyone. Photo: Patrick Bar · SOS MEDITERRANEE

Newsletter: Sea-Watch 2 starts rescue mission

Dear friends of Sea-Watch, Harald Höppner – Initiator Sea-Watch e.V. Today, exactly one year after the embarkation of Sea-Watch 1 from Hamburg, our new flagship Sea-Watch 2 will launch its rescue mission on the Central Mediterranean Sea. I want to use this opportunity to thank you all for your tremendous support in making this possible,…

Ferries for a #safepassage, not for deportation!

CADUS / Sea-Watch condemn the deportations from Greece to Turkey which are taking place in line with the EU-Turkey deal since today morning, starting from our operational area Lesbos. Furthermore we sharply condemn pushback actions carried out by the Turkish coast guard, often by using violence against refugees. The recent agreement is forcing refugees on even…

New speed boat named H.E. Thomsen

Henry Christian Thomsen and his wife Ellen Margrethe are a symbol of resistance movement during WW2. The couple saved more than 1000 Jewish refugees by conveying them from Denmark to Sweden by boat. This is why Sea-Watch and CADUS – Search & Rescue new operational vessel was today christened after H.E. Thomsen. It will rescue…

Sea-Watch 2 christening

Hamburg, March 14th 2016 Sea-Watch 2 christening We are happy to announce that our operational vessel for 2016 “Sea-Watch 2” will be ready to leave for the Mediterranean Sea from Hamburg at the end of this week after going through extensive conversion and renovation. Looking at recent political developments in a more and more shielded…