[youtube id=”zXxfjE6Rka0″ mode=”lazyload-lightbox”] We start our night shift the day before yesterday at 11pm. A very calm night, we stay on stand-by on the boat. We keep scanning Greek coastline and by spotting a reflection of a life vest in the darkness we finally find 33 people that have been hiding between rocks for hours because…Details
Sea-Watch tonight assisted to embark 26 people mostly from Iraq that accidentally landed on rocks of south east coast of Lesvos and were stuck there during a night shift.
Nato operation neglects most urgent need: To save human lives “Sea-Watch is strongly questioning announcements of Nato operation in the Aegean Sea assuming that the mission objective is not compatible with our claim as an NGO to provide SAFE PASSAGE and it is to fear that the deployment will aggravate the situation. A possible deployment…Details
Lesbos update 20th January 2016: Live from Skala Sikamineas, Lesbos. Sea-watch crew there on stand-by.
17 boats arrived. Two dead people: one child and one woman. We assisted 4 boats from 7:40 am to 1 pm. Boat 1: Sea-Watch assisted Greenpeace International with a sinking boat. We boarded around 15 people, including one baby and one pregnant woman. We then passed them to Frontex who brought them to Molyvos. Boat 2: Engine…Details
Five of them were guided by Sea-Watch, two needed to be towed due to engine failure, one boat was sinking at arrival. Each boat was totally overcrowded with about 50 people.