The transfer of the MS Sea-Watch from Germany to the Mediterranean started at the end of March 2015, arriving on Lampedusa in the middle of May 2015. The decision on which ship to buy was based on the expertise of experienced crew members. The most important selection criteria were:
For those reasons Sea-Watch’s choice fell on a Go-46, a seaworthy cutter from the Netherlands. The ship was re-named to MS Sea-Watch.
Technical Data of the Vessel: