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.…

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Sailing home

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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40 people rescued

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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STARTING TO SEARCH

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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SAR-TRAINING IN LAMPEDUSA

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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Starting Deployment 2

The TROTAMAR III left the port of Licata today with a new crew on board and set course again for the escape routes in the Mediterranean. This marks the start of the CompassCollective’s second deployment this year. The first destination is Lampedusa, where some rescue training will be carried out. In the coming days, we…

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#freethefleet

Three civilian rescue vessels are currently detained by the Italian government. The GEO BARENTS @aerzteohnegrenzen, SEA EYE 4 @seaeye_org and the SEA WATCH 5 @seawatchcrew are currently unable to rescue people in distress at sea because they are being detained in ports for many days on trumped up charges related to rescue operations. We demand…

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Stirring experiences lie behind us

Dear supporters, the first deployment crew has now arrived back in our home port on Licata. Behind the six activists lie two stirring experiences that underline the fact that we are needed in the Mediterranean. On March 12, we received our first distress call and immediately set out to search for the ship in distress.…

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