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Airborne Annual Report 2020

Airborne is a department of Sea-Watch e.V. which monitors the Central Mediterranean using the reconnaissance aircraft Moonbird and Seabird, in order to document human rights violations and spot people in distress. These operations are conducted together with the Swiss NGO Humanitarian Pilots Initiative. The purpose of the following Annual Report 2020 is to provide an overview…


Airborne Annual Report 2021

In 2021, 1.553 people drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Europe. Nevertheless, the European Union and its Member States do not consider it necessary to create safe and legal escape routes. The situation in the Central Mediterranean is politically intentional and is being decided upon again every day. European migration…


Airborne Crew meldet zahlreiche Boote in Seenot

Nachdem unsere Kapitänin Carola Rackete von den Staatsanwälten auf Sizilien vergangene Woche ein zweites Mal angehört wurde – diesmal rund vier Stunden – bleibt die Sea-Watch 3, für uns in keiner Weise nachvollziehbar, weiter beschlagnahmt. Die aktuelle Crew macht aus der Not eine Tugend und nutzt die Liegezeit in Licata für notwendige Entrostungs- und Lackierarbeiten.…


Airborne Factsheet Merchant Vessels 2020

Merchant Vessel Involvement in Sea Rescue Operations  Overview of relevant cases spotted by Airborne Operations in 2020 Due to the seizure of NGO vessels and the lack of a state-led European Search-and-Rescue (SAR) programme, operations which retrieve people from distress at sea currently rely primarily on the shipping industry. Captains and crews of merchant vessels…


Airborne Factsheet November 2020 – January 2021

This factsheet presents a summary of distress cases witnessed by Sea-Watch’s Airborne crew from the aircraft Moonbird.* From November 2020 to January 2021, primarily due to bad weather in the Central Mediterranean Sea, we flew only 16 missions with a total flight time of 73 hours and 22 minutes. We spotted around 165 persons in…