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August 27, 2018
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August 12, 2018
18:30

Aquarius informs MTRCC of situation of people onboard and that they would like to continue their way north

SAR Operations > Valletta (2018.08.09-15)

Email from Aquarius to MTRCC, copying LNCG, ITMRCC and EUNAVFOR Med “Dear Sir ,The situation onboard is stable. The…

Email from Aquarius to MTRCC, copying LNCG, ITMRCC and EUNAVFOR Med

“Dear Sir ,
The situation onboard is stable. The people onboard have said that they have been at sea for two days. There are 2
children onboard are suffering from exposure. We are giving them some food and water. They have informed us that
they would like to continue on their way north. Aquarius will have the 2 rhibs in the water in case of difficulty and
continue to monitor the situation and inform this RCC. We will not interfere with their passage. If you wish for us to
indicate the best course please let me know. Until then we will standby for instructions from you .
Best Regards”

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10:15

The 141 survivors on board receive food for the day

SAR Operations > Valletta (2018.08.09-15)

Legal Reference [The shipmaster should] “do everything possible, within the capabilities and limitations of the ship, to treat the survivors humanely…

Legal Reference

[The shipmaster should] “do everything possible, within the capabilities and limitations of the ship, to treat the survivors humanely and to meet their immediate needs;” [Click here for legal reference]
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August 11, 2018
August 10, 2018
11:09

SAR Case 656: Aquarius starts rescue operation

SAR Operations > Valletta (2018.08.09-15)

The RHIB of Aquarius started to evacuate the boat in distress and transfer the survivors into the Aquarius for…

The RHIB of Aquarius started to evacuate the boat in distress and transfer the survivors into the Aquarius for medical assistance and registration.

Legal reference

It’s on the duty of the Master “to render assistance to any person found at sea in danger of being lost” and “to proceed with all possible speed to the rescue of persons in distress” according to the maritime convention [Click for legal reference]

 

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August 9, 2018
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August 6, 2018
08:14

Aquarius patrols at 25nm from the coast of Libya, waves of 1.5 meters

Normal navigation

Aquarius is patrolling in the international waters West of Tripoli at a speed of 3,2 knots, at 25 nautical…

Aquarius is patrolling in the international waters West of Tripoli at a speed of 3,2 knots, at 25 nautical miles from the coast of Libya. Current position is 33°21.7′ N, 012°12.5′ E.

 

 

 

 

 

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August 5, 2018
13:35

Aquarius is patrolling in international waters at 25nm from the Libyan coast

Normal navigation

Aquarius is patrolling in the international waters West of Tripoli at a speed of 4,3 knots, at 25 nautical…

Aquarius is patrolling in the international waters West of Tripoli at a speed of 4,3 knots, at 25 nautical miles from the coast of Libya. Current position is 33°25.8′ N, 012°04.3′ E.

 

 

 

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August 4, 2018
10:00

Aquarius stops sailing to conduct drills

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Aquarius stops sailing to conduct rescue drills, including familiarisation with mass floatation devices. Navigation is resumed at 12h25.

Aquarius stops sailing to conduct rescue drills, including familiarisation with mass floatation devices. Navigation is resumed at 12h25.

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08:00

Aquarius is sailing along the coast of Tunisia

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Aquarius is sailing along the coast of Tunisia at a speed of 10 knots, currently in position 35°21.3′ N, 011°58.7′…

Aquarius is sailing along the coast of Tunisia at a speed of 10 knots, currently in position 35°21.3′ N, 011°58.7′ E.

Teams onboard start watching the sea from the bridge with binoculars to search for boats in distress.

 

 

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August 3, 2018
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July 25, 2018
09:00

Aquarius shifts the berth in Marseille Port

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Aquarius shifts the berth from 110 to 66, for the installation of a 20 feet reefer container with a…

Aquarius shifts the berth from 110 to 66, for the installation of a 20 feet reefer container with a shore crane. The container will be used as a morgue if dead bodies are recovered at sea.

 

 

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June 14, 2018