Sea-Watch 2 is today leaving Hamburg to be able to start SAR mission mid April off Libya. We are very happy to leave all renovations behind and finally start our maritime rescue in Central Mediterranean.
Crew that arrived only yesterday had a huge operation today. A wooden yacht with more than 120 people on board capsized in the cliffs near Palios, Lesbos. At arrival we found 4 people already in the water close to drowning, 2 children and 2 adults. After rescuing them safely onto our RHIB we moved on to…Details
Henry Christian Thomsen and his wife Ellen Margrethe are a symbol of resistance movement during WW2. The couple saved more than 1000 Jewish refugees by conveying them from Denmark to Sweden by boat. This is why Sea-Watch and CADUS – Search & Rescue new operational vessel was today christened after H.E. Thomsen. It will rescue refugees…Details
[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