Rescue people in distress. Protect survivors. Bear witness at sea.



Screenshot Eyes Of The Videographer Camille Martin

[Video] “A lot of the women never got out of the shelter.”

On her first mission on Ocean Viking, the professional videographer …

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[4 questions to] Dominika Wanczyk, SOS MEDITERRANEE medical manager

The clinic of the Ocean Viking is one of the …

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“The sea was calm but the night was dark: barely a quarter moon to illuminate us”

Justine, rescuer on board the Ocean Viking shares her experience …

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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 more than 34.500 people in distress at sea.