Dead body likely indicates new shipwreck

A dead body, found yesterday by the civil surveillance aircraft Colibri, likely indicates a new shipwreck in the central mediterranean sea. The lack of suitable rescue assets and the blockade of the civil rescue fleet, turn the central Mediterranean into a deadly black box: Several shipwrecks occurred, since Malta is blocking rescue vessels from doing…


Mr Muscat – show responsibility and release our ship

Dear Mr Prime Minister, with the present letter, Sea-Watch holds the Maltese government responsible for deliberately and arbitrarily detaining the ship Sea-Watch 3 for over two months, without legal justification and rather on a merely political basis. This is a conscious attempt to hinder the rescue of people in distress on the Central Mediterranean. We…


Libya is burning – Malta and the EU turn their back on civilians and refugees caught in the crossfire – Sea-Watch files legal protest

New armed clashes in Tripoli tighten the situation in Libya. Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat claims “apprehension”, yet continues blocking rescue ships in Maltese Harbours and thereby obstructs the last escape route for the local population and refugees, caught in the crossfire. Sea-Watch files legal protest against Maltese grounding of the reconnaissance aircraft Moonbird. Already…