managed by G. Isler
The association Sea-Eye e. V. operates the ship ALAN KURDI, which conducts surveillance and rescue missions in the central Mediterranean. Since migrants are exposed to heavy human rights abuses in Libya due to the civil war there, people routinely attempt to flee Libya across the Mediterranean. Out of desperation they embark on non-seaworthy boats on which they stand no chance of reaching a safe place. Many boats sink before rescue arrives and the desperate people drown without anyone noticing.
Sea-Eye took up the tasks of documenting these events, saving people from distress at sea, and bringing the rescued to a safe port in accordance with international law. The people on the move regularly tell of violence, arbitrary detentions, torture and murder in Libya. As long as Libya has not found peace, people will attempt fleeing this country. Until then, Sea-Eye will be there to document human rights abuse and rescue people from drowning.