MV Lifeline was contacted by MRCC Rome and informed of SAR Case 1881 at 02.00. MV Lifeline was asked to proceed to position 30kms North of Zuwarah and keep a sharp look out for vessels in distress.  After a while, they confirmed  as a wooden boat with 50 migrants. 

SAR case number: 1881

SAR organisation: SMH

SAR asset: Lifeline

Date of SAR (UTC): 23/11/2017

Time of first information received (UTC): 23/11/2017 1:59 am

Source of first information for the NGO: MRCC Rome

Starting time of first sighting / engagement with target boat in distress (UTC): 23/11/2017 7:20 am


Number of migrant boats: 1

Type of migrant boat(s): Wooden boat

Number of people on board per boat: 42

Other vessels in the vicinity (e.g. unidentified / cargo / aircrafts): No

Actors involved (by asset / institution type): Italian Coast Guard


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: 25,44

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

Location description: High seas

Approximate distance from coast line: 23,81


Total number of survivors: 42

Number of identified (accompanied) children: 0

Number of identified unaccompanied minors: 2

Number of identified pregnant women: 0

Number of identified medical evacuation cases: 0


Total number of confirmed deaths: 0

Estimated number of dead / missing persons: 0