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.…

Statement: Support for a co-ordinated Humanitarian Search and Rescue operation is denied

Does the Turkish Coast Guard hold responsibility for the deaths of two persons at sea? Sea-Watch, ProActiva/Open Arms, Human Rights at Sea, CADUS and WatchTheMed Alarmphone demand an independent investigation of a fatal distress case that occurred on 19.03.2016 in the Aegean SeaOn the 12th of May 2016, a Joint Statement by Sea-Watch, ProActiva Open Arms, WatchTheMed Alarm Phone, Human…

SEA-WATCH AIR starts mission!

Sea-Watch launches an airplane for airial reconnossaince in the Central Med, extending its humanitarian rescue operation in a new cooperation with Humaitarion Pilot Initiative (HPI) as Sea-Watch Air. The catastrophic conditions for refugees call for a more effecient rescue efforts and the use of air survaillance. It will allow us a broader scan of the…