We spotted 2 boats at once, one completely full of water, sinking. We brought the chaotic situation under control and boarded women and children, including one new born and more than 5 toddlers. We handed out isolation blankets and calmed down the panicking people.Details
Course of the Sea-Watch Rescue – 15.12.2015 Fairly heavy waves in the morning. We found three boats, the first one was running full of water. In cooperation with Proactiva Open Arms we guided them safely to Chapel Beach. On the third boat, very close to the Turkish mainland, the motor was not working because they…Details
[youtube id=”zDvX8GprCFw” align=”right” mode=”lazyload-lightbox” autoplay=”no” grow=”yes”] Today again many boats were leaving to Lesbos from Turkish mainland. Three of them were accompanied by Sea-Watch. One boat was already sinking at our arrival which forced us to immediately take people on board. Women and children were transferred to our RHIB, other passengers were taken by Proactiva…Details
Since the beginning of the week our RIB is finally ready to operate from the harbour of Molyvos, Lesbos. We submitted our official papers to the coast guard. And we have already started to build up a functioning network of volunteers and other organizations, such as the Spanish rescuers of ProActiva Open Arms.
The night is pitch black, we can barely see anything. We can hear the sound of a boat’s motor coming closer. Only moments before it passes by just a few meters away, we can see the small black rubber raft, crowded with refugees.