As a former emergency response and rescue vessel, Ocean Viking is designed for rescuing and taking of a large number of people. We have equipped it with a special container module to best accommodate, provide care and protect survivors. On board Ocean Viking there is special accommodation for women and children, as well as a clinic of comparable size for the care of medical emergencies.
With a maximum speed of 14 knots it is faster than the Aquarius, which will allow us to respond to distress calls faster and prevent loss of life. Equipped with two radars and an infrared camera, Ocean Viking has the necessary tools to quickly locate boats in distress day or night.
Since Italy handed over responsibility for the coordination of rescue operations in the central Mediterranean to Libya, we have hardly received any information on maritime emergencies from maritime rescue coordination centres. We are therefore increasingly dependent local civilian units – other rescue ships and reconnaissance aircrafts – to conduct our search and rescue mission for people in distress at sea.
Our mission with our new rescue ship Ocean Viking is mainly financed by private donations.
Length 69 m / Width 15 m
Nautical and Technical Crew of 9 + Search and Rescue and Medical Crew
Costs per day