Die Humanity 1 (Rettungsschiff von SOS Humanity) in den Farben blau und gelb auf dem Mittelmeer
Maria Giulia Trombini


& Rescue

Bei einem Rettungseinsatz auf dem Mittelmeer wird einem Menschen aus einem Schlauchboot vom Rettungsteam an Bord eines schnellen Rettungsbootes geholfen.
Max Cavallari / 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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Humanity 1 operating:
Here you can find current information about our life-saving search and rescue operation.
To the current rescue report
  • 04.06.2024
    The Humanity 1 is back in Siracusa, for crew change and preparations for the next mission.
  • 30.05.2024
    All survivors could go ashore in Livorno. The disembarkation took seven hours, the last survivors left the Humanity 1 at 11 pm.
  • 28.05.2024
    The mother of the dead baby was evacuated together with her other child and the body for medical reasons.
  • 28.05.2024
    Our crew spotted another unseaworthy boat in distress and rescued 40 people from distress at sea.
  • 28.05.2024
    In the early hours of the morning, our crew discovered a boat in distress: the 45 people on board were not wearing life jackets, the engine had failed and it smelled of fuel. We are very sad that our help unfortunately came too late for a baby. It could only be recovered dead.
  • 27.05.2024
    The crew of the Humanity 1 rescued a total of 100 people, including pregnant women and babies under the age of one, from two overcrowded boats in distress at sea. The Italian authorities have assigned Livorno, 1,170 kilometres away, as a port of safety.
  • 22.05.2024
    The Humanity 1 leaves the port of Marina di Carrara heading south.
  • 20.05.2024
    Today, all 70 survivors were able to go ashore in Italy.
  • 17.05.2024
    In the middle of the night, our crew rescues 42 people, around half of them minors, from an overcrowded rubber boat in distress. Those on board had no life-saving equipment and their engine was broken. A tanker stabilised the situation until Humanity 1 arrived.
  • 16.05.2024
    The crew of Humanity 1 rescues 28 people from a small wooden boat in distress, including one pregnant woman, a child, and two babies. Italian authorities assign Marina di Carrara, 1,150km away from the rescue, as the place of safety for the disembarkation of survivors.
  • 09.05.2024
    After the shipyard period, we are back at sea! Our new crew has left the Sicilian port of Siracusa on board Humanity 1. They are currently completing the last trainings at sea on the way to the rescue area.
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