Politische Lösung für die Geretteten der Alan Kurdi

Deutschland, Frankreich, Portugal und Luxemburg einigen sich mit Malta Blockade der Alan Kurdi nach 10 Tagen beendet Gerettete dürfen nach Malta und werden auf 4 EU Mitgliedsstaaten verteilt “Alan Kurdi” darf nicht in den Hafen von Valletta einfahren Malta erklärt, dass Tunesien der nächste sichere Hafen gewesen wäre Kapitän und Einsatzleitung handelten in Einklang mit[…]

Sea-Eye spokeswoman Carlotta Weibl makes statement in Rome

My name is Carlotta Weibl and I am spokeswoman for Sea-Eye. I would like to give a short statement about our current situation of 64 rescuees on board of the Alan Kurdi and would like to explain the latest developments. This statement will also be sent out as a press release later today. On 3rdof April[…]

Sea-Eye ship “Alan Kurdi” casts off from Palma de Mallorca

Last ship of an aid organisation on its way into mission   Last remaining ship of an aid organisation casts off from Palma in the night to Saturday Close cooperation between Sea-Eye and the Spanish aid organisation Proem Aid Mission would not have been possible without a high donation from the Catholic church Regensburg, Palma[…]

Launching ceremony in Mallorca: Father baptizes Sea-Eye ship in the name of his drowned son “Alan Kurdi”

The “Professor Albrecht Penck” receives new name Regensburg, Palma de Mallorca – On 10thof February, Sea-Eye renames the “Professor Albrecht Penck”. The launching ceremony is carried out on a small scale in the port of Palma de Mallorca. Already in December the organization successfully asked the Kurdi family for permission to give the ship the name[…]

The boundaries of human resilience on the high seas

    Experiences of borderline situations by rescued and rescuers.   On May 18, 2018 thirteen volunteers leave the harbour of Valetta aboard the Seefuchs toward the Search-and-Rescue Zone north of the Libyan cost in the mediterranean sea. The Boat is 60 years old, an old fishing boat from the GDR transformed to a rescue[…]

“Schikane der Italiener”

138 Menschen kauerten an Deck der Seefuchs, eines nur 26 Meter langen Rettungsschiffs im Mittelmeer. Ohne Schutz vor der Sonne während des Tages, oder vor der Kälte in der Nacht, berichtet der Berliner Seenotretter und Grünenpolitiker Erik Marquardt. Er ist Teil der Besatzung.  

Urgent appeal to the MRCC

In a letter to the MRCC in Rome, the chairman of Sea-Eye, Prof. Dr. Tilman Mischkowsky, calls on the principles of humanitarian emergency relief to be adhered to and criticises the hesitant behaviour of the Italian authority in the last dramatic days: Mr. Vice Admiral Giovanni Pettorino, Mr. Cpt Andrea Tassaro; Dear Sirs of MRCC![…]

Sea-Eye: Letter to MRCC rom

Sea-Eye Chairman Prof. Dr. Tilman Mischkowsky has described the deployment plans of our ships in a letter to the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center Rome (MRCC ROM). Here is the letter in the wording:   Mr. Vice Admiral Giovanni Pettorino, Mr. Cpt Andrea Tassaro; Dear Sirs of MRCC! As Chairman of the Board of Sea-Eye e.V.,[…]

Mission 2 has started: The ‘Seefuchs’ is on its way to the rescue area

  Regensburg/Valletta 28 March 2018 –The private sea rescue NGO Sea-Eye has just started its second rescue mission this year. On Wednesday morning, the 10-person crew under the leadership of skipper Johann Rieß put to sea from Malta. On Thursday, the ship will reach the rescue area off the Libyan coast and start searching for[…]

A Letter to all our Supporters

Dear Friends of Sea-Eye, dear Supporters of our Commitment in the Mediterranean, We are writing to thank you at the year’s end, after cheering, but also difficult experiences. First of all: Everything that became possible and everything that we achieved would not have been possible without your support. You were the rescuers – we were[…]

The Sea-Eye rescues 12 people 

Sea-Eye Mission 17/2017 –  Operations report 09.11.2017   This morning at 02h36 we received a call via satellite phone from the MRCC Rome. They reported a boat in distress at position 33°26N/011°E. After some starting problems of our main engine, we got going at 03h40 and moved towards the indicated position, about 6 nautical miles[…]

Sea-Eye resumes rescue missions

Regensburg (9 September 2017). The private sea rescue organisation Sea-Eye from Regensburg has decided to resume its rescue missions in the Mediterranean. The missions had been temporarily stopped during the past month. In the future, the operations of the two boats, the Sea-Eye and the Seefuchs, will take place in an area that is located[…]

“We leave behind a deadly gap in the Mediterranean”

German NGO halts refugee rescue operations off Libya A German aid group said it was suspending its refugee rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea citing security concerns after Libya barred foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast. Sunday’s announcement comes a day after Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said it was halting the[…]

Sea-Eye suspends planned missions

Today we decided with a heavy heart to temporarily suspend our planned rescue missions in the Mediterranean. I have informed our crews and skippers of this decision. The reason for this is the changed security situation in the Western Mediterranean, after the Libyan Government announced an indefinite and unilateral extension of their territorial waters –[…]

Sea-Eye signed the Code of Conduct

Dear Friends, After intensive consultations – including with our lawyers -, Sea-Eye decided to sign the code of conduct, which the Italian Ministry of the Interior introduced to the NGOs. We complemented this agreement with our own comment on a decisive point in the code. It concerns the technical specifications of our boats. We interpret this point[…]

Sea-Eye’s “Code of Conduct:” We continue to save lives!

Regensburg, Rome, 25 July 2017 – Host Marco Mortone stopped the talks between the Italian Ministry of the Interior and the private sea rescue organisations after only 75 minutes and postponed them to next Friday. After the meeting the private sea rescue organisation Sea-Eye, which was represented by skipper Gunter Körtel, declared: We agree with[…]

From the logbook of the Seefuchs

From the logbook of the Seefuchs:    We have been engaged in rescue operations without break since our arrival in the area off the Libyan coast. For almost 48 hours. This has only been possible thanks to an excellent crew with fantastic skills. Everyone is going way beyond themselves.