UPDATE 2024/03/14, 10pm – TROTAMAR III – ALL PEOPLE ARE RESCUED BY COASTGUARD

After hours of anxiously waiting for help for the 56 people in distress at sea and with no response from the responsible state authorities, a spotlight suddenly appeared on the horizon. It was a rescue ship of the Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera), which took the refugees safely on board.

We would like to thank everyone involved in this rescue, including Alarmphone and Seawatch Airborne. We wish the people on the move all the best for the rest of their journey.

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UPDATE 2024/03/14, 9pm – TROTAMAR III – CALL FOR HELP

Emil on board the TROTAMAR III reports on the current situation in the Mediterranean. We have already sent out four distress calls, but contact with the rescue coordination centers is very difficult. We have been stabilizing an unmaneuverable boat in distress with 56 people on board since 4pm. So far, no one feels responsible for rescuing the refugees, who have been on the Mediterranean for two days in an unseaworthy rubber dinghy. There is a system to this! Three large rescue ships (SEA-EYE, SEAWATCH, HUMANITY-1) have currently been detained due to fabricated allegations – and thus shut down for political reasons.

UPDATE 2024/03/14, 7pm – TROTAMAR III – 56 PEOPLE IN DISTRESS NEED URGENT ASSISTANCE

Emil on board the TROTAMAR III reports on the current situation in the Mediterranean: at around 4 p.m., the crew found a rubberboat in distress. The boat’s engine is broken and it is drifting at sea, unable to maneuver. There are 56 people on board, including four babies. Life jackets, water and muesli bars were distributed to stabilize the situation. Our support for the people continues. It is now getting dark, which makes the situation much more difficult.

So far there has been no response from the official authorities to ensure that the people receive concrete help. We are calling on the relevant authorities to send help to the people immediately.

UPDATE 2024/03/14, 5:30pm – TROTAMAR III – 56 PEOPLE IN DISTRESS

Rosa on board the TROTAMAR III reports on the current situation in the Mediterranean: at around 4 p.m., the crew found a rubber dinghy in distress. The boat’s engine is broken and it is drifting at sea, unable to maneuver. There are 56 people on board, including four babies and two small children. Life jackets, water and muesli bars were distributed to stabilize the situation. Our support for the people continues. We are calling on the relevant authorities to send help to the people immediately.

UPDATE 2024/03/14, 4pm – TROTAMAR III – MAYDAY RELAY

This afternoon at around 4 p.m., the crew of the TROTAMAR III once again found a boat in distress in the Mediterranean with many people on board and unable to maneuver. Life jackets were immediately issued to stabilize the situation. It is a rubber boat with more than 50 people with 4 babies on board. Our support for the people continues. We call on the responsible authorities in a MAYDAY RELAY to send help for the people immediately.