The “Poseidon” will soon be saving lives in the Mediterranean In a covert bidding process, the alliance United4Rescue and the sea rescue organisation Sea-Watch were able to purchase the former research vessel “Poseidon”. The hashtag of the alliance #WirSchickenEinSchiff („We send a ship“) is to become reality this spring. Until the end of 2019,…Details
While Sea-Watch 3 already rescued 119 people in three separate distress cases, Moonbird today spots more people at risk of drowning.
Thursday morning, the Sea-Watch 3 was alerted by our civil search aircraft Moonbird of multiple distress cases and immediately engaged in the successful rescue of 60 survivors on board a rubber boat in international waters. Before conducting a second rescue of 17 people, Sea-Watch found an empty fibreglass boat and witnessed 150 more people being…Details
The rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3 left the port of Licata (Sicily) this morning and is on its way to the search and rescue zone north of Libyan waters. The organisation had won an appeal in an Italian civil court against the illegal seizure of the ship, which had been detained since the end of June…Details
Sea-Watch has won its appeal in an Italian civil court against the unlawful seizure of its ship Sea-Watch 3, which has not been allowed to sail since 29 June. Today’s verdict confirms that there is no legal basis for the authorities to keep our ship in port, an act Sea-Watch has long claimed was solely…Details
As of today, the Sea-Watch 3 is registered under the German flag. Consequently, the ship no longer sails under the Dutch flag, and awaits further permission to actually leave port in Sicily. Sea-Watch is compelled to make this switch due to a lack of confidence that the Netherlands, as a flag state, is doing enough…Details