Sea-Watch wins appeal: the Dutch State is not allowed to apply new safety requirements until the end of 2019

Today, a judge in The Hague ruled on the appeal lodged by Sea-Watch. The Court’s judgment acknowledges that the negative consequences of omitting a transitional period for the more stringent safety regulations on Sea-Watch’s ship, namely that people may drown due to limited rescue capacity in the Mediterranean Sea, outweigh the purpose of the new…

Joint Statement – the case of Alan Kurdi

We have learned that Sea-Eye’s rescue vessel, the ‘Alan Kurdi’, has finally been allowed to disembark the people who were rescued on April 3 when in distress on the Mediterranean Sea. These 64 people (of whom two were evacuated already due to medical emergencies) are allowed to reach land in Valletta/Malta after suffering through ten…