Life Support Search and Rescue Updates

21

Missions completed

1,856

People rescued

2022

Start of activities

13 July 2024
178 People Disembark in Civitavecchia, Italy

On Saturday 13 July, 178 people rescued by Life Support during three rescue operations that took place the previous Wednesday disembarked at the port of Civitavecchia in Italy.

The survivors come from Bangladesh, Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Pakistan, Palestine, Morocco, Eritrea and Iraq: countries affected by war, poverty, economic and political instability, and natural disasters.

During one of the rescues in the Maltese SAR zone, a Libyan Coast Guard patrol boat approached.

“In the last days, other NGOs have witnessed diffferent actions taken by the Libyan coastguard such as interceptions and pullbacks of people, and also interefering with hostility when rescue ships were perfoming rescue operations,” says Anabel Montes Mier, Head of Mission on board. “We would like to highlight that Libya is not a place of safety, and no rescue operation can end there. This would mean a refoulement, which would breach international laws.”

 

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10 July 2024
178 People On Board Life Support After Three Rescue Operations

Between 5a.m. and midnight, the Life Support team conducted three rescue operations involving four boats in distress. The ship is now proceeding to its assigned port of disembarkation, Civitavecchia, with 178 survivors on board.

 

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This page shows updates from Life Support‘s latest missions. For updates from Life Support‘s previous missions, please see the archived update page for missions 1 through 20.

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