WELCOME TO SAILORS WITHOUT BORDERS PROJECT
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Dead / Missing at Mediterranean 2015
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Dead / Missing in Mediterranean in 2016
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Arrivals by sea in 2016
WE RESCUE REFUGEES AT SEA.  AS MANY AS WE CAN.

Every master is bound, so far as he can do so without serious danger to his vessel and persons thereon, to render assistance to any person in danger of being lost at sea.

The International Convention On Salvage, IMO 1989, Article 10.1

GOAL

Thousands refugees drowned last years crossing Mediterranean Sea. These numbers could be less if someone would see the danger in time and inform other vessels in area. A pair of eyes or ears could save many lives.

IMPLEMENTATION

  • Yachts and boats patrol sea looking for people in danger
  • Inform Coastguards and nearby vessels in case of distress
  • Proceed to rescue or assist people in need or potential danger

ACHIEVING

  • Boats and RIBs provided by private owners to carry out the mission
  • Boats rented from charter companies
  • Ships of other NGOs with whom we can pursue a common goal, which is to save lives at sea

VOLUNTEERS

  • Captains – competent sailors with years of experience, trained in maritime rescue
  • Sailors – those who want to help in the mission. If you do not have any experience you will be trained before.
  • Volunteers who work on the coast together with other NGOs. They help in landing on the shore, provide first aid, protect against hypothermia, etc

FINANCING PURPOSES

  • renting boats and/or maintenance
  • action in the area of exploration
  • hiring a specialist, such as long-term contracts with the captains

FUNDING SOURCES

  • Private donors
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Benefits
  • Our own maney

HOW A SMALL YACHT CAN RESCUE PEOPLE IN DISTRESS

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  • Patrol

    Some routes are more often used by refugees then others. Be there at dusk

  • Find them

    Keep quiet and observe. Use your eyes and ears. Contact Coastguard in distress.

  • Passive watching

    Tell local volunteer where to expect boat. They will wait with doctor and help in landing

  • Active watching

    Don’t let them land in dangerous places. Show them beach where other volunteers and medic can come fast

  • Landing point

    Secure landing point from sea and land. Many people die just few meters from land

  • FIrst Aid

    Find most injured and help them before support come. You could be alone.

  • Volunteers

    Help others to secure refugees from freezing. Change clothes, give a water and food.

  • Be friendy

    They are often in deep shock. Talk to them. You have new friend, now!

FRIENDS OVER THE WORLD

WHAT OUR SUPPORTERS OVER THE WORLD ARE SAYING

Génial! Une super initiative qui aide les gens en détresse, il en faut plus comme vous.

Raphaël Vavasseur

Normandy, France

This is place for few words from MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE. We’ll publish them when we get them, officially.

John Doe

Search And Rescue

Here is place for some words from UNHCR. Waiting for official testimonial …

 

James Flintoff

UNHCR

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