When I spent another three weeks on the rescue vessel Aquarius during winter time, christmas and new year, i felt doing the right thing – again. People from everywhere have sent me messages saying “respect” and “so good that you do this”. Respect for what, I ask myself. Respect, that somebody does something, they feel […]Read more "The Price of being a humanitarian volunteer"
Is it not the single human that counts? YES, it is – every single she and he does! 11.636 – on board Aquarius ( since February 2016 ). 7.502 – rescued by SAR team of Aquarius. 4.134 – transferred to the Aquarius. 9.569 – men. 2.067 – women. 1.621 – minors, under 18 years old. […]Read more "Human figures – figured humans"
When a father holds his young child in fear above him, holding him or her, having horrific hours behind, being on a dark brutal sea in winter, surrounded by humans who also only want to survive… a young baby without any protection but the hands of his/her father holding, hoping, him hoping, trying to save […]Read more "Philosophy of a beginning new 2017"
Days start early here on Sea, the Mediterranean Sea in front of Libya. We are 20 miles off the coast, West of Tripoli. Around 6 o´clock in the morning the first Search and Rescue (SAR) Team member starts the first watch-shift. Watching means searching using binoculars. Not an easy task as the rescue vessel Aquarius […]Read more "20 miles off Libya at 06:00 AM"
It is difficult for me to understand comments on twitter or Facebook of some. Difficult to digest that some people react in an extremely nasty ugly and radical way on our tweets about 112 children women and men rescued on Sea. I don´t get and I will never get it and understand such ignorant and […]Read more "ignorant isolated inhuman"
Mediterranean Sea. 70 nautical miles front of Libyan coast. It is X-MaSea here: 18:00 Dinner – 20:00 Sleep – 23:00 Arriving in rescue zone – Rest of the night on alert here on the Mediterranean Sea in front of Libya to be ready to rescue anyone in distress. Wish you all a relaxed christmas-evening.Read more "X-MaSea"
Nature is friendly this Christmas morning. Clear blue sky, sun, calm Mediterranean Sea. 16 hours to steam direction South.Read more "Sailing South"