Since June 2015 Sea Watch Crew is on the move to provide sea rescue for refugee boats in the Mediterranean Sea. In over 25 missions with more than 300 volunteers we were part of the rescue of more than 35,000 people. To continue our work in 2018, we need your support.
Aboard the Sea Watch 1, an old converted fishing cutter, we were already able to rescue people on the high seas on almost a daily basis. We proved that a private initiative can provide sea rescue. With our new ship, the "Sea Watch 3", we are able to work around the clock and even in critical weather conditions. We have established a greater room for medical first aid and are now able to locate refugee boats more effectively with modern technology.
Our crew members have experienced the danger of the European borders at first hand. The EU accepts thousands of dead and missing people as a measure to discourage future refugees. We cannot idly stand by as thousands of people drown in the Mediterranean Sea in the desperate pursuit of a safe place. We will keep on going as long as we can. This is what we need your donation for!
After starting from Lampedusa in 2015, we put out to sea from Malta in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 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!
The total cost of 2018 will be 1.400,000€ which for instance pay for
5€ food and water for one person
15€ life jacket for one person
30€ 50 rescue blankets
230€ 10 life jackets for babies
240€ 10 life jackets for children
500€ one used rescue island
2000€ medical equipment for one month
4000€ communication and technical costs per month
10.000€ - 15.000€ refuelling of the Sea Watch 3 per month