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 rescue missions, 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 Because European states have withdrawn from their responsibility, Sea-Eye pays attention and protects the right to life.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.
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“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 –
“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 –
Together against the loss of life at sea
Sea-Eye asks German Foreign Minister Baerbock and the German Foreign Office for help
Due to the new Italian law, all rescue ships could soon be detained. Sea-Eye has therefore addressed 5 points to the German Foreign Office, to ensure that sea rescue is still possible in the future.
SEA-EYE 4 detained in Ortona after rescue operations
On Friday evening, the Italian Coast Guard detained the German sea rescue ships SEA-EYE 4 and MARE*GO for 20 days. This is another reprehensible attempt to criminalize sea rescue and flight itself in order to justify ever more brutal state action.
49 refugees leave SEA-EYE 4 in Ortona
On Friday morning, the SEA-EYE 4 docked in the port of Ortona and the 49 refugees on board were able to go ashore. Even if the feared penalties for carrying out several rescues have so far failed to materialize, it is unbearable that sea rescuers are always at risk of being criminalized and punished.