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
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.
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
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
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
renting boats and/or maintenance
action in the area of exploration
hiring a specialist, such as long-term contracts with the captains
Our own maney
HOW A SMALL YACHT CAN RESCUE PEOPLE IN DISTRESS
Some routes are more often used by refugees then others. Be there at dusk
Keep quiet and observe. Use your eyes and ears. Contact Coastguard in distress.
Tell local volunteer where to expect boat. They will wait with doctor and help in landing
Don’t let them land in dangerous places. Show them beach where other volunteers and medic can come fast
Secure landing point from sea and land. Many people die just few meters from land
Find most injured and help them before support come. You could be alone.
Help others to secure refugees from freezing. Change clothes, give a water and food.
They are often in deep shock. Talk to them. You have new friend, now!