Sea-Watch 3 switches to the German flag

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…


Common position on the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council

With the present document, the signing non-governmental-organisations involved in search-and-rescue activities in the Mediterranean Sea, jointly share the following considerations and recommendations to the JHA Ministers reuniting in Luxembourg to follow up to the mini-summit of 23 September held in Malta. The question of a fair and human needs-based relocation mechanism remains unresolved. In recent…