sea rescue

A migrant rescue off the coast of Libya in June 2020 | Photo: ANSA/Mediterranea Saving Humans
The Ocean Viking rescue vessel | Photo: SOS Méditerranée
Experienced Seaman on board ship in September 2014 | Photo: With kind permission from Abdullah Sabra
From file: A Salvamento Marítimo crew during a rescue operation | Photo: Salvamento Marítimo
The Ocean Viking leaves the port of Marseille for the central MEditerranean | Photo: ANSA/UFFICIO STAMPA
In the last year, the numbers of boats setting off from Tunisia towards Italy and the Italian island of Lampedusa has dramatically increased | Source: InfoMigrants
A small inflatable dinghy carrying a group of 55 migrants was brought to shore in Albania over the weekend (Picture not from rescue) | K.Nietfeld / picture-alliance / dpa
Archive: The ship Open Arms in Trapani, Italy, 14 November 2020 | Photo: ANSA/CARMELO IMBESI
Migrants from Eritrea, Egypt, Syria and Sudan are assisted by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Open Arms, after fleeing Libya on board a wooden boat in the Mediterranean Sea on January 2, 2021 | Joan Mateu/AP Photo
Photo: picture-alliance/Joan Matteu-Parra
The Ocean Viking ready to undertake search and rescue operations at sea, 21 December 2020 | ANSA/Photo from website
Ocean Viking rescued 67 people off Lampedusa in June / Credit: SOS Mediterranée