Rescue ship Sea-Watch 4 is free – 363 rescued aboard Sea-Watch 3 await assignment to port of safety

Italian authorities had detained the rescue ship Sea-Watch 4 after a port state control on Sept. 19, 2020, on flimsy grounds. Today, Tuesday, the Administrative Court in Palermo preliminarily suspended the detention of the Sea-Watch 4. Meanwhile, the rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, with 363 rescued people on board, continues to wait off Sicily for the…

Airborne Annual Report 2020

Airborne is a department of Sea-Watch e.V. which monitors the Central Mediterranean using the reconnaissance aircraft Moonbird and Seabird, in order to document human rights violations and spot people in distress. These operations are conducted together with the Swiss NGO Humanitarian Pilots Initiative. The purpose of the following Annual Report 2020 is to provide an overview…