More than 100 dead, 47 rescued and a merchant ship is liable to prosecution

Sea-Watch Chairman Johannes Bayer: “The EU pretends to fight human trafficking, but what is it but human trafficking when states spend days haggling over the reception of a few dozen refugees and thereby acutely endanger their lives?” “Sea rescue must never depend on EU negotiations, distribution issues need to be solved on land.” “This weekend…


EU hostages finally set free after 19 days aboard Sea-Watch 3

After 19 days at sea, the 49 people on board Sea-Watch 3 and Professor Albrecht Penck, that have been taken hostage by the European Union are free. Sea-Watch is pleased that the people, some of whom were rescued on 22 December, are now finally allowed to go on land. At the same time, a sustainable…