Sea-Watch in the Aegean
In Autumn 2015 Sea-Watch started their rescue operations with speedboats off the shore of Lesbos/Greece. Within only 5 months almost 4,000 people in distress had been rescued. The number of refugees decreased heavily after the EU-Turkey Deal was put in place in March 2016 and we moved our local engagement and our speedboats into stand-by. This mode allows our teams to immediately return to active operations in case of any changes within the political framework.