over 70

completed missions

14906

lives saved

over 1000

crew members

over 400

association members

ALAN KURDI in the Mediterranean
After an eight-week break in the shipyard, the ALAN KURDI sets off for the operational area. Even in the Corona crisis we must not forget the refugees on the Mediterranean. For the safety of the crew the highest security precautions were taken.

Four days ago, Sea-Eye saved 78 people from unseaworthy boats in two operations. Now the Maltese Navy has taken over those rescued at sea. On board, the rescued people had told us about their time on the unseaworthy boats. One was circled by sharks.

On Saturday morning the German rescue ship ALAN KURDI was informed of an emergency at sea. After several hours the boat was found and the people could be saved. Only a few minutes later, ALAN KURDI received a second emergency call.

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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 Because European states have withdrawn from their responsibility, Sea-Eye pays attention and protects the right to life.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.

 
Sea-Eye

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

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We would like to thank all our supporters

Special thanks to:

Bishop Kirsten Fehrs

“It is a fundamental commandment 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!”

– Bishop Kirsten Fehrs –

Revolverheld

“Neighborly 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.”

– Revolverheld –

Diözese Regensburg

Nordkirche Hamburg

Lippische Landeskirche

Mennonitisches Hilfswerk

Evangelical Church in Germany