+++ Current surge in death toll linked to crack down on sea rescue +++ Sea-Watch fully entitled with Dutch flag, investigations are political campaign against civil rescue fleet +++ Sea-Watch learned today that its vessel is detained in Malta, without any legal grounds provided by authorities. Since the Sea-Watch 3 is not registered in the…Details
LIFELINE and a merchant vessel still stranded at sea with over 300 people on board. Sea-Watch and Sea-Eye to send supplies in support
Europe owes a solution to 234 rescued people on the LIFELINE and 113 people on the merchant vessel ALEXANDER MAERSK. Both have no port of safety assigned as of yet and remain adrift in international waters. The situation on the LIFELINE is stable so far, however in line with the IMO guidelines on the treatment…Details
220 dead and counting: multiple drownings are a direct effect of the crackdown on sea rescue. Sea-Watch calls for humanitarian contingencies
The UNHCR reports that in the last three days approximately 220 have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. This spike in death toll caused the UN agency to call for more rescue capacity at sea, while European governments, with Italy in a leading role, do everything to avoid effective sea rescue. Sea-Watch warned on…Details
Shipwreck survivors and bodies stuck on US warship due to italian port closure – Sea-Watch 3 last rescue vessel left in Mediterranean.
41 survivors and 12 deceased in a shipwreck off the Libyan Coast yesterday morning are still stuck on a US warship as Italy closed its ports to rescue vessels. Sea-Watch strongly denounces the fact that once again people in distress at sea are being held in diplomatic limbo. The dispute on migration must not be…Details
Berlin, 11.06.2018 Sea-Watch urges a quick solution for the 629 people on the Aquarius, to be brought to a place of safety. The dispute over migration must not be carried out on the back of people in distress. The current development with the Aquarius stuck at sea between Malta and Italy is worrying to us,…Details