SOS Mediterranean - European maritime and humanitarian organization for the rescue of life in the Mediterranean
The vision of SOS Mediterranean and Ocean Viking is of a world where every person in distress at sea is rescued and treated with dignity. Civil society extends to the seas and so we must uphold principles of humanity.
SOS MEDITERRANEE is a European maritime and humanitarian organization for the rescue of life in the Mediterranean. It was founded by citizens in May 2015 in response to the deaths in the Mediterranean and the failure of the European Union to prevent these deaths.
SOS MEDITERRANEE works as a European association with teams in Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland in a European network. Together they financed and operated the rescue ship Aquarius from February 2016 till October 2018 and are now financing and operating the mission with the Ocean Viking, our new rescue ship. Since launching our operation we have welcomed 34.517 survivors aboard our rescue ships.