Ocean Viking rescue ship: Lifesavers at sea | DW Documentary

Ocean Viking rescue ship: Lifesavers at sea | DW Documentary
On the rescue ship Ocean Viking, search and rescue coordinator Nick Romaniuk and his right-hand man Tanguy decide up 276 migrants in misery on the Mediterranean. Over three rescue missions they save the lives of people that have all however given up hope.

It was a giant problem for the 32-member crew of the Ocean Viking to rescue migrants from the four-meter excessive waves after which care for his or her speedy wants. Day-after-day they needed to cope with sicknesses, accidents and psychological issues, in addition to performing extra mundane duties like doing laundry. When the ship, owned by assist group SOS Méditerranée, was lastly allowed to dock in Sicily the migrants and crew had been put in quarantine for 14 days. The migrants may disembark, however the crew needed to stay on board the ship. The Italian authorities says the measures had been taken as a result of Coronavirus, however the activists on the Ocean Viking consider they had been politically motivated — to forestall the crew from enterprise any extra rescue missions. A report by Miodrag Soric.

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