Cooperative operation in the Mediterranean

Sea-Watch 2 received distress call yesterday in the afternoon. Together with other rescue organisations we set off to the suspected area north of Tripolis. Aquarius of SOS MEDITERRANEE could save 120 refugees from a dinghy. Unvarified rumours of refugees having been thrown overboard left Sea-Watch and Sea-Eye searching desperately for survivors until night. We did not find anyone.

Newsletter: Sea-Watch 2 starts rescue mission

Dear friends of Sea-Watch, Today, exactly one year after the embarkation of Sea-Watch 1 from Hamburg, our new flagship Sea-Watch 2 will launch its rescue mission on the Central Mediterranean Sea. I want to use this opportunity to thank you all for your tremendous support in making this possible, and inform you about the ongoing…

Ferries for a #safepassage, not for deportation!

CADUS / Sea-Watch condemn the deportations from Greece to Turkey which are taking place in line with the EU-Turkey deal since today morning, starting from our operational area Lesbos. Furthermore we sharply condemn pushback actions carried out by the Turkish coast guard, often by using violence against refugees. The recent agreement is forcing refugees on even…

Prepare and check the safety equipment

Before starting mission we always prepare and check our safety equipment. Especially now, close to passing Biskaya being the most dangerous route on our transferral of Sea-Watch 2. To make sure that no crew member gets lost and drowns when going overboard accidentally everyone is powered by a life jacket and a man-over-board-transmitter that allows…