Entries by Sea-Eye

We’re Sending Another Ship

The time has finally come! The SEA-EYE 4 left the shipyard in Rostock this morning. The crossing to the Mediterranean Sea begins. For 6 months, 250 volunteers have worked towards this moment.

ALAN KURDI Is Free Again

After six months, Sea-Eye was able to free the ALAN KURDI from detention by the Italian authorities in Sardinia. However, Italy’s systematic attacks on sea rescue organizations continue, and Sea-Eye is facing new challenges as well.

Systematic Attacks On Sea Rescuers Continue

The basics of EU policy in the Central Mediterranean: While civil sea rescue is being attacked by all means possible, the EU finances the so-called Libyan coast guard to push refugees back to the civil war country and its torture camps.

“Why are we doing this?”

This question was asked by Jan Ribbeck, vice chairman of Sea-Eye, at the christening of the SEA-EYE 4. In his answer he had the mission of our association firmly in mind.

“I’m really angry with Europe!”

Michael Schwickart from United4Rescue explains in his speech at the christening of SEA-EYE 4 why he is angry with Europe and why we all have to convert our anger into energy in order to rescue people from distress at sea, wherever Europe is not fulfilling its duty to do so.

“All I want is to be free.”

Sophie, a crew member of the first ALAN KURDI rescue mission, recalls how she found Alpha Jor Barry, today’s patron of the SEA-EYE 4, between two storms on the high seas.

Survivor Christens Sea-Eye Rescue Ship

Alpha was rescued by the ALAN KURDI two years ago. Now he is christening the SEA-EYE 4 and hopes that it can help as many people as possible. Bundestag Vice President Claudia Roth speaks of a great day for human rights.