Moonbird & Seabird
Civil aerial reconnaissance mission at the deadliest border in the world
Sea-Watch is not only operative on the water for sea rescue, but also in the air. With our two search planes we can cover a large sea area to find boats in distress at sea and report them to the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres (MRCCs) and rescue ships. On the one hand, we assist the civilian fleet in rescue operations and close a gap in civilian sea rescue. On the other hand, the documentation of human rights violations, mostly illegal pull backs by the so-called Libyan Coast Guard, or of cases of non-assistance at sea is an ever-increasing task. This is because state ships are not on the scene and civilian rescue ships are repeatedly blocked and prevented from doing their work.