Rettungsschiff Humanity 1 in rauher See
Maria Guilia Trombini


& Rescue

Gerettete Frau drückt auf schnellem Rettungsboot lächelnd ihr Baby an sich.
Nicole Thyssen / SOS Humanity

SOS Humanity.
Search and rescue in the Mediterranean.

SOS Humanity is a search and rescue organisation working to ensure that no one dies while fleeing.
We rescue, protect, bear witness and promote change.
Our work is supported by a solidary, civil movement and financed by donations.


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Back at Sea!
Here you can find current information about our life-saving search and rescue operation.
To the current rescue report
  • 07.06.23
    The crew of the Humanity 1 is on its way to Siracusa for preparing the next mission.
  • 06.06.23
    All 30 survivors were able to go ashore safely this morning.
  • 03.06.23
    The Humanity 1 has been assigned another place of safety, Civitavecchia. It is almost 1,000 kilometres away, we will arrive there in about three days.
  • 03.06.23
    This morning, our crew rescues 30 people from an overcrowded rubber boat. Among the survivors are 4 women and 11minors - including a baby just two months old. Italien authorities assign the distant port of Ancona as a place of safety.
  • 02.06.23
    The Humanity 1 is on its way back to the operational area.
  • 30.05.23
    After a 4-day journey, all 88 survivors – 10 of whom are minors – are safely disembarked in the northerly Italian port of Livorno.
  • 26.05.23
    We were assigned the port of Livorno, Italy 1400 km away. That means four days of travel. The survivors report a second boat in distress, but Italian authorities order us to go back to Italy.
  • 26.05.23
    This morning, the crew of Humanity 1 rescued 88 people from an overcrowded, unseaworthy wooden boat in international waters as rain set in. The rescued people had been at sea for 3 days without lifejackets and are now safely onboard Humanity 1.
  • 25.05.23
    Yesterday, the Italian Rescue Control Center alerted several ships about a boat with 27 people on board in distress in international waters off the Libyan coast. Before the Humanity 1 reaches the ship, our crew learns from the merchant ship P. Long Beach that they have taken all 27 people on board and are returning them to Libya.
  • 23.05.23
    The crew on board the Humanity 1 is starting the lookout for boats in distress. At times, they are exposed to bad weather conditions and high waves.
  • 17.05.2023
    The Humanity 1 is on its way to the mission area. The crew is preparing for a possible rescue on board.
  • 08.05.2023
    The Humanity 1 is currently in the port of Siracusa, Italy, for a crew change. At the same time, preparations are already underway for the next operation.
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