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Ocean Viking detained in Italian port one year after release

After more than 11 hours of inspection on January 10, …

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Onboard the Ocean Viking in 2021

In 2021, the team onboard the Ocean Viking rescued 2832 …

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“In Search of Safe Haven: The Sea as the Only Option”: A new Report by Human Rights at Sea and SOS MEDITERRANEE.

Survivors of deadly Mediterranean crossing share testimonies in new publication …

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Naechtlicher Rettungseinsatz Scaled

“Voices in the dark.”

Justine first joined the SOS MEDITERRANEE Search and Rescue team in April 2021.

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“I learned that I was among the lucky ones on this planet”

Lisa, SOS MEDITERRANEE Search and Rescue team member onboard Ocean Viking.

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Justine Beim Training Scaled

“These flimsy boats, as hypothetical as they are real, we hope to spot them before it is too late.”

September, 16th. For more than a week now, trainings have formed the pattern of our daily schedule.

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SOS MEDITERRANEE is a European humanitarian and maritime search and rescue organisation operating in the central Mediterranean. It was founded by citizens in May 2015 in response to the deaths in the Mediterranean and the failure of the European Union to prevent these deaths.

SOS MEDITERRANEE works as a European association with teams in Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland in a European network, jointly financing and operating a rescue ship. From February 2016 to December 2018, SOS MEDITERRANEE chartered and operated the rescue ship Aquarius. Since August 2019, SOS MEDITERRANEE charters and operates the Ocean Viking. Since the launch of our operation, we have assisted 34.517 people in distress at sea.