On the second Christmas evening, the crew of the rescue vessel ALAN KURDI received an emergency call. The German flagged rescue ship had only reached the Libyan search and rescue zone a few hours earlier. Not a minute too soon, because a storm is coming.
At Christmas the last rescue operation of the ALAN KURDI starts from Palermo. Mayor Leoluca Orlando said goodbye to the crew personally and wished them a successful mission. Sea-Eye is currently building its new sea rescue base in Palermo, so that future operations will start here.