Status-Update 5

The Sea Watch and her crew pulled in to the Port of Coruna on the evening of Monday 18 May. The five on board are in good spirits but some poor sea conditions have affected the vessel’s progress. On current estimates the Sea Watch will arrive in Malta on or around the 9 June.

Status Update 3

The Sea-Watch is currently moored at the Port of Brest where she is refuelling and taking on more supplies. The Crew are all well and in high spirits despite the slight delay to the schedule.

Status Update 2

Legal Analysis: UNCLOS and the Duty to Render Assistance Following on from my recent introductory piece about the Sea Watch project, I thought it apposite to briefly address the basis in law upon which the Sea Watch and other vessels sailing in the Mediterranean render assistance to those in distress at sea, and, more to…

Status Update 1

In recent weeks over 30,000 migrants have attempted to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Lampedusa, Italy. Of that number over 1200 deaths have been reported as a result of overcrowded vessels capsizing under the sheer weight of the passengers on board.