In autumn 2015, Michael Buschheuer and a group of family and friends founded the non-profit organisation Sea-Eye e.V. Its goal is to save the lives of refugees in distress during their perilous escape to Europe. The organisation bought two ships, the Sea-Eye and the Seefuchs – two 26 metre-long former fishing cutters – and re-equipped them for the purpose of sea rescue missions. On 22 February 2016, the Sea-Eye started its voyage to the Mediterranean, to the area most refugees pass through during their perilous “journey.” The Seefuchs will start its voyage to the Mediterranean in April 2017.
People have to be found in order to be rescued. The most important rescue measure is to send an SOS signal and to initiate professional help. Up to then the task is to ensure the survival of the refugees as far as possible.
We are always looking for supporters, volunteers, donors, as well as crew members who are willing to accompany us. Every helping hand is welcome!