Last updated: 9.02.2021 at 18:15 (all times in UTC +1)
374 people were brought to safety by Ocean Viking teams in January. One pregnant woman had to be evacuated from board for medical reasons. The remaining 373 rescued people on board were able to disembark in Augusta, Sicily, on 25 and 26 January
On 02 February, Ocean Viking left the port of Augusta for the central Mediterranean. On the morning of 4 February, our teams rescued 121 people. The same day, in a second operation, 116 people were rescued. In the morning of February 5 more than 180 people were rescued from distress. A pregnant women had to be evacuated with her partner, February 6th. With eight COVID-19 cases on board and deterioating weather conditions ahead, surviors on board were in urgent need of a place of safety. In the late evening of February 7th relief on board as Augusta, Sicily, was assigned as a place of safety, where the Ocean Viking dropped anchor in the evening. Disembarkation of survivors was completed on February 9th.