The previous ship, the Sea-Watch 2, was no longer up to our changing requirements at sea. On many missions, the crew and the rescued reached the limit of their capacity. In order not to endanger the safety of our crews and the rescued, we have decided to deploy a larger and more flexible rescue ship.
The Sea-Watch 3, 55m long and more fail-safe, guarantees faster, safer and more efficient help in the event of a boat accident. Above all, however, this will enable us to adequately care for significantly more people.
From November 2017 to January 2018, the Sea-Watch 3 alone was involved in rescuing approximately 1,500 people.