MV Lifeline was contacted by MRCC Rome and informed of a rubber boat in distress with 95 migrants on board.  

SAR case number: 1874

SAR organisation: SMH

SAR asset: Lifeline

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

Time of first information received (UTC): 22/11/2017 12:03 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 12:30 pm

Vessels

Number of migrant boats: 1

Type of migrant boat(s): Rubber boat

Number of people on board per boat: 95

Other vessels in the vicinity (e.g. unidentified / cargo / aircrafts): EU Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Actors involved (by asset / institution type): MV Lifeline

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: 31,3391

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

Location description: High seas

Approximate distance from coast line: 26,02592

Survivors

Total number of survivors: 95

Number of identified (accompanied) children: 6

Number of identified unaccompanied minors: 5

Number of identified pregnant women: 2

Number of identified medical evacuation cases: 0

Fatalities

Total number of confirmed deaths: 0

Estimated number of dead / missing persons: 0