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4 questions to the crew of the Sea-Watch 4 – Pt. 2

We asked 4 questions to the current crew of the Sea-Watch 4. Ambroise is on board as AB Seafarer. He has been involved in search and rescue operations since 2016 and has a clear message to the Italian authorities. Why are you on board of the Sea-Watch 4? I am on board of the Sea-Watch…

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Sea-Watch defends itself against unlawful blockade

Today, on Friday, Sea-Watch has filed an appeal against the blockade of the Sea-Watch 4 at the Administrative Court in Palermo. Italian authorities had blocked the rescue ship after a port state control on 19.09.2020 under flimsy grounds. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 20 people drowned this week alone while…

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4 questions to the crew of the Sea-Watch 4 – Pt. 1

We asked 4 questions to the current crew of the Sea-Watch 4. Lucrezia is on board as guest coordinator. While the ship is not able to sail, she is helping to keep the ship maintained so it can go back into operation as soon as possible. Why are you on board of the Sea-Watch 4?…

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Airborne Monthly Factsheet September 2020

This factsheet outlines a summary of the distress cases witnessed in September 2020 by Sea-Watch’s Airborne crew from the aircraft Moonbird and Seabird. In September 2020 we flew 8 missions, with a total flight time of 65 hours and 06 minutes. We spotted around 333 persons in distress. Since 04.09., Moonbird has been grounded by…

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Crimes of Malta 06

#CrimesOfMalta: A boat in distress is apparently supplied with 64 life jackets by the Maltese armed forces and then left alone – Malta shows itself once again from its most inhuman side: instead of rescuing, they only distribute life jackets. 29.08.2020: Our Moonbird spots a completely overloaded wooden boat in the Maltese Search and Rescue…

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