We asked 3 questions to the shipyard crew of the Sea-Watch 3.
Jakob is on board as an engineer. As a professional ship mechanic, he can help very directly, so that the Sea-Watch 3 can go on its next mission as soon as possible.
Why are you on board the Sea-Watch 3?
To get the Sea-Watch 3 back to mission as soon as possible, helping hands are always needed. For me, it is more important to be here right now, than going to university and continue my studies. As a qualified ship mechanic, the Sea-Watch 3 is the place where I can give direct support.
What is the special thing about shipyard time?
The people who work so hard on the ship. Most of them also do it voluntarily. The special thing is that so many people from all over the world with different skills come together on the ship, learn from each other, and work together to do what is necessary.
What has to change in 2021?
Europe must stop raising its borders. Not only in Europe, but far beyond. Sea-Watch is only fighting one of many fires. We must finally remove the causes that force people to flee: capitalist greed, ignorance, and exploitation.