PRESS RELEASE

Press release

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 …

Ocean Viking
Press release

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 …

Ocean-Viking-team-member
Press release

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 …

INFORMATION FOR JOURNALISTS

On this page you can find the latest press releases and up to date information.

You can also find updates on our operations on Twitter.

If you have questions about SOS MEDITERRANEE or need support with your research, please contact our press team:

International: Laurence Bondard opscoms@sosmediterranee.org

German: Eva Ostendarp e.ostendarp@sosmediterranee.org

France: Méryl Sotty m.sotty@sosmediterranee.org

Italian:  Francesco Creazzo press.italy@sosmediterranee.org

Switzerland: Elliot Guy e.guy@sosmediterranee.org