Airborne Annual Report 2021

In 2021, 1.553 people drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Europe. Nevertheless, the European Union and its Member States do not consider it necessary to create safe and legal escape routes. The situation in the Central Mediterranean is politically intentional and is being decided upon again every day. European migration…


Airborne Monthly Factsheet February – March 2022

This factsheet outlines a summary of the distress cases witnessed in February and March 2022 by Sea-Watch’s Airborne Operations with the aircraft Seabird and Seabird 2.* In February and March 2022 we conducted 12 operations, with a total flight time of 72 hours and 48 minutes. We spotted 2 boats, carrying around 158 persons in distress. Download…


Sea-Watch hands over rescue ship to SOS Humanity

The civil sea rescue organization SOS Humanity will operate the current Sea-Watch 4 as Humanity 1 from August 2022. The ship was acquired two years ago on the initiative of the United4Rescue alliance. Since then, it has been operated by the Sea-Watch organization, which uses it for rescue operations in the central Mediterranean. “The handover…