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Ocean Viking detained in Italy: SOS MEDITERRANEE condemns a blatant administrative harassment manoeuvre aimed at impeding our lifesaving work

Today, following an eleven-hour inspection by the Italian coastguard, the Ocean Viking has been detained by Italian authorities in the port of Porto Empedocle, Sicily. SOS MEDITERRANEE condemns this blatant …

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State of Emergency declared on the Ocean Viking, immediate disembarkation required

After seven requests for a Place of Safety to the relevant maritime authorities within the past week and six suicide attempts by survivors within 24 hours, the Ocean Viking has …

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Anxiety grows among 180 survivors left in limbo onboard Ocean Viking. Silence from European authorities.

Marseille, July 2nd, 2020 – Frédéric PENARD, SOS MEDITERRANEE’s Director of Operations:  “Two years after a stand-off at sea that ended with the Aquarius, the Ocean Viking’s predecessor, having to sail to Valencia …


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