Live from the Sea-Watch 2: Treacherous calm

6:30 (4:30 UTC) in the morning announced the bridge that’s scary quiet. Hardly waves but only SAR and Warships in sight. At about 9 pm (7 UTC) the ‪Sea-Watch 2‬ course took a few points on the radar, whereby you doing actually emanated from fishing boats. Shorty thereafter it goes very quickly. The calmness had…

Live from the Sea-Watch 2: Burning boats

At 6 am the sixth crew of the Sea-Watch 2 spotted the first boat. The speedboat was not even in the water, as there were already four boats for our crews to deal with. After the first two boats were supplied (each about 120 people including pregnant women and children) with life jackets, our crew…

First test flight of Sea-Air Watch becomes a success

The airplane crew of ‪Sea-Watch Air‬ and Humanitarian Pilots Initiative – HPI could today spot 2 rubber boats off the Libyan coast during a test flight! The position of both cases was reported to MRCC and all people were rescued by SAR vessels shortly after. Our plane took off at 6 o´clock local time from…

Sea-Watch Newsletter · June 2016

Dear Sea-Watch supporters, The following is a short summary of our recent projects in addition to events influencing our present activities. Owing to alarming developments recently, we have been forced to extend our rescue capacities in the central Med; we have acquired and equipped an airplane to be transferred to North Africa for our mission….

Sea-Watch 2 live: 1500 people rescued in a few hours

09.00 am The Crew is dealing with 5 boats at the moment, including a wooden boat with about 450 people aboard. On board of Sea-Watch 2 are 40 women and at least 10 children. All life vests were handed out. Situation remains difficult to overview.

Sea-Watch 2 live: Early start and no end in sight

08:30 am: No end in sight Sea-Watch 2 has so far been engaged with 4 boats this morning. One wooden boat is already disembarked by us and MSF. Another rubber boat is getting evicted at the moment. Two more rubber boats in sight will get disembarked by navy. We are having around 50 men and…

Live from the Sea-Watch 2: More boats are coming

19:00: Mission Report The second day of exhausting work in a row comes to an end: At all six boats were sightet in the early morning hours. Three of them were provided aid by Sea-Watch crew, 40 women and 3 children were taken aboard. The other three, among two woodens boats, were evacuated by Topaz…

Mission report June 23rd 2016

After more than 12 hours of mission the two speed boats are finally craned and the crew is receiving a long deserved rest. The pictures of today’s events depict happy people shortly after their rescue, thoughtful people in long waiting periods and – sadly – also one dead body being transferred onto another rescue vessel….