SOS MEDITERRANEE INTERNATIONAL
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 the mission with the Ocean Viking, our new rescue ship. The medical care is provided by Doctors without Borders since May 2016. Since launching our operation we have welcomed 31.342 refugees aboard our rescue ships.