While Proactiva Open Arms was carrying out a SAR operation Libyan coast guard officials fired into the air as an act of intimidation.

No one was injured and the 11 migrants that were in a small boat were taken on board Proactiva’s vessel.

SAR organisation: Proactiva Open Arms

SAR asset: Open Arms

Incident type: Action against survivors (Other)

Date of SAR (UTC): 15/06/2017

Time of first information received (UTC): 15/07/2018 5:00 am

Source of first information for the NGO: Own detection

Vessels

Number of migrant boats: 1

Number of people on board per boat: 11

Other vessels in the vicinity (e.g. unidentified / cargo / aircrafts): Libyan Coast Guard's vessel

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

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: N.A

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

Location description: High seas

Approximate distance from coast line: N.A

Survivors

Total number of survivors: 11

Number of identified (accompanied) children: 0

Number of identified unaccompanied minors: 0

Number of identified pregnant women: 0

Number of identified medical evacuation cases: 0

Fatalities

Total number of confirmed deaths: 0

Estimated number of dead / missing persons: 0