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over 60

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14.621

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over 1.000

crew members

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over 400

association members

About Sea-Eye e. V.

Association for the rescue of fleeing people in the central Mediterranean

Sea-Eye rescues fleeing people from unseaworthy boats in the Mediterranean. We look for helpless people in distress at sea, and fight against the daily loss of life there. Our activity is an answer to the failed migration policies of the European Union, which is denying its responsibility for the thousands of deaths in its immediate proximity.


With our ship, the ALAN KURDI, we fill a gap in the search and rescue activity on the Mediterranean Sea to save as many people as possible from drowning. Because European states have withdrawn from their responsibility, Sea-Eye pays attention and protects the right to life.


We are a non-profit association, which is religiously and politically independent. Our work is exclusively financed through donations.

What we do

  • Save lives
  • Observe and document human rights abuses
  • Distribute life vests for people in distress at sea and evacuate them
  • Provide care for injured people at our sick bay
  • Bring saved people to safety
  • Adhere to the international rules of sea rescues
  • Inform about the situation in the Mediterranean

Support our mission in the Mediterranean

Help saving lives with a donation
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Our Team

Gorden Isler
Gorden Isler
1st Chairman
Jan Ribbeck
Jan Ribbeck
2nd Chairman
Dr Nicole Grimske
Dr Nicole Grimske
Executive Board
Dominik Reisinger
Dominik Reisinger
Executive Board
Michael Buschheuer
Michael Buschheuer
Founder
Günther Schmidt
Günther Schmidt
Executive Board/Treasurer

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We would like to thank all our supporters

Special thanks to:

Bishop Kirsten Fehrs
Bishop Kirsten Fehrs

"It is a fundamental commandement of Christian seafaring to save people from distress. In Hamburg and Lubeck, those traditional harbour cities, this is fortunately still a common good. Let us make this the standard again Europe-wide!"

Revolverheld
Revolverheld

"Neigbourhly love means for us that, no matter where people come from, what ancestry they have, which skin colour they have, which religion they belong to, we welcome them here with open arms and do not leave them to die miserably in the Mediterranean."

Diözese Regensburg
Diözese Regensburg
Evangelical Church in Germany
Evangelical Church in Germany
Lippische Landeskirche
Lippische Landeskirche
Mennonitisches Hilfswerk
Mennonitisches Hilfswerk
Nordkirche Hamburg
Nordkirche Hamburg