Sea-Watch e. V. is a non-profit organisation founded in May 2015 conducting civil sea rescue. We have been involved in the rescue of some 37,000 people - since November 2017 with both the Sea-Watch 3 and our air reconnaissance aircraft Moonbird.
For nearly four months (end of June until mid-October 2018) our ship has been blocked in the port of Malta without any legal grounds. During these months alone, more than 400 humans have lost their lives trying to escape from Libya. We believe that sea rescue is our humanitarian duty and will continue to provide aid to refugees. We have worked hard to get the Sea-Watch 3 back.
Mid-October 2018 we were finally able to leave the harbor and we are now continuously working in different project teams planning our future rescue operations.
Mission: Saving lives.
Au the same time, we are in the search and rescue zone off the Libyan coast in cooperation with the Italian project “Mediterranea” and their ship “Mare Jonio” since the beginning of October.
During the past weeks, we have enabled the project both financially as well as operationally and are now part of the crew.
Support us with a one-time or a regular donation to help us cover the costs for Sea Watch 3 mission in the central Mediterranean Sea! With your help we can keep saving people!
Your donations have been a strong signal of support and solidarity that has given us strengths during these difficult times.
We firmly believe: sea rescue is not a crime but a humanitarian duty!
The net costs of one year in operation are more than 1,000,000 Euro.
They consist of for example:
• 5 € food and water for one person
• 15 € life jacket for one person
• 50 € 50 rescue blankets
• 230 € 10 life vests for babies and toddlers
• 240€ 10 life vests for children
• 500 € used life rafts
• 2000 € medical equipment for one month
• 4000 € costs for communication and technical equipment for one month
• 10000 € fuel for one month of operation for the Sea-Watch 3