This Friday marks another important milestone for the sea rescue organisation Sea-Eye: during the 15 months since our first mission in April 2016, our crews have managed to rescue 10,169 people.
During three rescue operations in the morning of 16 June, Sea-Eye’s Mission 7 crew rescued 101 people from acute distress, and Mission 3 of its sister ship Seefuchs, together with other rescue ships, looked after several hundred refugees in their unseaworthy boats.
Michael Buschheuer, founder of Sea-Eye: “This number makes us proud and sad at the same time. Proud because we managed to prevent so much misery with the simplest means, supported by the voluntary and selfless contribution of hundreds of people. But we are also sad that so many people find themselves in a situation that is so desperate that they venture on such a perilous escape across the sea.”