Sea-Watch finances rescue mission of the organisation Sea-Eye – Alan Kurdi sets sails to further rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea

While the meeting of EU interior ministers in Luxembourg this week once again failed to make any progress towards ending the deadly state of emergency in the Mediterranean, once again civilian actors set an example of solidarity to the European Union: with a donation of 60,000 euros, Sea-Watch is enabling the rescue ship Alan Kurdi…

17 distress cases in 5 days – Sea-Watch: Little hope for EU summit in Malta

Sea-Watch continuous air reconnaissance mission: at least 17 emergencies with more than 750 castaways within five days This week alone, our aerial reconnaissance mission registered 17 distress cases. While some boats in distress were rescued by the rescue ship Ocean Viking of the organizations Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee, at least 3 cases could…

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…