Crew wanted for deployment 4 & 7

CompassCollective with the sailing vessel TROTAMAR III is looking for activist crewmembers for the next deployments. Especially we look for female socialized persons to strenghten the non-male part of the crew. For all deployments it would be great if you have sailing experiences on a sailing vessel and/or SAR- experiences. But it is not mandatory.

  • 4th deployment 5 June to 25 June: Medic (nurse, paramedic, med. doctor, experienced in basic medical support of PoM,…)

If you have time and are interested please contact Katja (
Thanks a lot- sailing against the fortress Europe ⛵☀️⛵

Deployment #3/24 unfortunately canceled

10. May 2024

After intensive training, we unfortunately had to cancel our third deployment this year in support of sea rescue. The reason for this is technical problems with the engine. It is true that the TROTAMAR III is a sailing ship and we use the wind to move wherever possible. But a stationary engine is absolutely essential…

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“Kulturelle Landpartie”

7. May 2024

In a few days, the cultural highlight of our region, the Wendland, will start: the “Kulturelle Landpartie”. Originating from the resistance against the nuclear waste plans in Gorleben, the ten-day series of events will once again attract tens of thousands of visitors to dozens of farms and locations throughout the Lüchow-Dannenberg district. As a highlight,…

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Preparations for deployment #3

5. May 2024

Although the TROTAMAR III is still in the shipyard, work continues on board for the next sea rescue deployment. The crew has reefed the mainsail and the furling genoa, which required the calm. Navigation lights were checked and repaired, medical equipment was sorted and an inventory of life jackets and food took place.

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deployment 3/24 begins … with an unplanned repair

30. April 2024

Our third deployment in 2024 has begun. The crew of six volunteer activists under skipper Matthias has arrived in Licata (Sicily), our ship’s home port. Training with the dinghy in the Licata harbor basin began today and rescue situations are being simulated. In our small house at the foot of Castel Sant’Angelo, we talk about…

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Sailing home

31. March 2024

The crew of the TROTAMAR III left Lampedusa today and set course for its home port of Licata in Sicily. Behind us lies an upsetting deployment in which we were able to save many people, but unfortunately three people also died. Every life lost on the run is one too many. We are sailing against…

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Call for donations: We need two new CentiFloats!

30. March 2024

During the dramatic rescue on March 28, a metal boat with 45 people on board sank in a matter of seconds. In addition to life jackets, we also threw our “CentiFLoats” into the water. These are rescue hoses that are inflated with air and allow several people to hold on to them in the water.…

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Boat accident in the Mediterranean: CompassCollective rescues 31 people

29. March 2024

Boat with 45 refugees sinks in front of the rescuers Three people presumed drowned Late yesterday evening, a boat accident occurred in front of the crew of the sailing ship TROTAMAR III, which was cruising in the Mediterranean between Lampedusa and Tunisia to support civilian sea rescue operations, in which three people are believed to…

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40 people rescued

28. March 2024

UPDATE 2024/03/28, 10pm: In the evening, following a distress call, the crew of the TROTAMAR III reached a metal boat with 40 people on board. The overcrowded boat was drifting at sea, unable to maneuver and with a faulty engine. The crew handed out life jackets to the people in order to stabilize the situation.…

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28. March 2024

The TROTAMAR III left Lampedusa around midnight and is now on the “Tunisia Route”, currently one of the most important passages for refugees from Africa. The crew of six under skipper Matthias is now searching for people in distress at sea. Every day, unseaworthy boats set off from Tunisia or Libya and make their way…

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26. March 2024

The TROTAMAR III has reached Lampedusa, where sea rescue training is now taking place. This includes, above all, handling the dinghy, the heart of our deployments to support civilian sea rescue in the Mediterranean. We use the dinghy to make contact with people in distress at sea, provide them with life jackets or, if necessary,…

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