Joint Speech of Greenpeace & Sea-Watch at the IMO

Thank you Mr Chair, I speak to you on behalf of Greenpeace International. This statement has been drafted together with Sea-Watch, a non-governmental organisation involved in search and rescue operations. It relates to an issue that is very important to both of our organisations: the urgent need to strengthen cooperation in response to the humanitarian…


Sea-Watch 3 to Enter Port of Lampedusa Due to Humanitarian Emergency

The civil rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 has just entered Italian territorial waters with 47 rescued persons on board as an emergency measure. Last night, the Italian Coast Guard had ordered and conducted the disembarkation of 18 women, children, and closely related men while the others, among them eight unaccompanied minors, a pregnant woman and a…


Sea-Watch 3 rescues 65 people off Libya

Upon arrival in the search and rescue (SAR) zone, the civil rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 rescued 65 people from a rubber boat in distress, about 30 nautical miles off the Libyan coast. The boat had been spotted before by the civilian reconnaissance aircraft Colibri. Among the 65 rescued people – many of which show signs…