SEA-EYE 4 starts its mission shortly before Christmas

26 people brought ashore in Civitavecchia

The SEA-EYE 4 set sail from Italy on Friday morning and is currently heading for its area of operation in the central Mediterranean to search for people in acute mortal danger over the Christmas days. Previously, on Thursday afternoon, the crew brought 26 people ashore in Civitavecchia who had been rescued on Monday (18.12.23) in three-meter-high waves and strong winds. Among the refugees were ten Syrians and three unaccompanied Syrian minors.

Together with our partner German Doctors, we are immensely grateful to the crew and the mission doctor that they will be spending Christmas at sea instead of being at home with their families. At a time when EU member states continue to undermine universal human rights and are even willing to detain families with children at the EU’s external borders, civilian actors must mobilize even more forces and show solidarity. We continue to oppose a policy of isolation,” says Gorden Isler, Chairman of Sea-Eye e. V.