Great solidarity among alliance partners Sea-Watch and Sea-Eye
Sea-Eye recently completed the upgrade of the new rescue ship SEA-EYE 4 in Rostock and sent it on its way to the Mediterranean. The delays in the shipyard work caused by the corona pandemic, combined with extensive new safety requirements, led to rising costs for Sea-Eye. The civil sea rescue organization Sea-Watch now shows great solidarity and agreed to support Sea-Eye financially for the purpose of completing all final and necessary upgrades aboard the SEA-EYE 4, as well as promoting long-term sustainability of organizational structures and processes with 550,000 euros.
“Especially in times of crisis we have to stick together and show what practical solidarity really means. Because Europe continues to let people drown in the Mediterranean and prevents civil sea rescuers from rescuing them, we must ensure that all rescue workers are mobilized in the Mediterranean. With the SEA-EYE 4, another ship of solidarity is launched. We are pleased that, together with our supporters, we can contribute to the continuation of the struggle for human rights in the Mediterranean,” Marlene Lippmann, Head of Fundraising Sea-Watch.
“Thanks to the great solidarity of our alliance partner Sea-Watch, Sea-Eye is back on track. Now we are working with enormous concentration to raise enough donations to continuously stay operational year-round,” says Gorden Isler, chairman of Sea-Eye e. V.