MV Lifeline is informed by MRCC Rome of a rubber boat in distress. Due to back communication, further information about the SAR operation is given by the Sea Watch 3. Once the Lifeline arrived, it started the rescue of the 82 migrants that were on the vessel in distress. 

SAR case number: 1875

SAR organisation: SMH

SAR assets: Lifeline; Sea Watch 3; Seefuchs

Date of SAR (UTC): 22/11/2017

Time of first information received (UTC): 22/11/2017 2:15 pm

Source of first information for the NGO: MRCC Rome

Starting time of first sighting / engagement with target boat in distress (UTC): 22/11/2017 3:15 pm

Vessels

Number of migrant boats: 1

Type of migrant boat(s): Rubber boat

Number of people on board per boat: 82

Other vessels in the vicinity (e.g. unidentified / cargo / aircrafts): Sea Watch 3 and Seefuchs. EU Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Actors involved (by asset / institution type): MV Lifeline; Sea Watch 3; Seefuchs

Location

Region of Mediterranean: Central Mediterranean

Position(s) of vessel(s) in distress at the time of SAR request:

Location description: High seas

Approximate distance from coast line: 29,75

Position(s) of rescue(s) at the time of SAR operation(s):

Location description: High seas

Approximate distance from coast line: 28,61

Survivors

Total number of survivors: 82

Number of identified (accompanied) children: 6

Number of identified unaccompanied minors: 3

Number of identified pregnant women: 5

Number of identified medical evacuation cases: 0

Fatalities

Total number of confirmed deaths: 0

Estimated number of dead / missing persons: 0