Heading back out to the Mediterranean Sea – Phoenix Search & Rescue

MOAS Rescue images © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

Rescue images from the Aegean (onboard the Responder search & rescue boat) and the Mediterranean Sea (on board the Phoenix search & rescue boat) © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2015-16. All rights reserved.

Heading back out to the Mediterranean Sea early next week with Phoenix Search & Rescue crew,  to further document the rescue missions for MOAS. EU.

I’ll post regular updates here, as the journey progresses.

Jason Florio

‘Migrant Offshore Aid Station fleet readies for June 6th mission launch after Mediterranean’s deadliest week.

Professional search and rescue charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) will enhance their life-saving efforts in the central Mediterranean this year by deploying two ships and two drones. The drones will expand their patrolling area to cover what is called the ‘dead zone’: the fatal few miles from the Libyan shore.’ Read more on the MOAS site

All images © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2015-16. All rights reserved

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The MOAS rescue team evacuating migrants from a boat carrying 414 men, women and children.

The MOAS rescue team evacuating migrants from a boat carrying 414 men, women, and children.

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Bangladeshes emerge from the hold of a boat carrying 414 migrants. The African was told by the smugglers to guard the hole to stop people coming up.

Bangladeshis emerge from the hold of a boat carrying 414 migrants. The African was told by the smugglers to guard the hole to stop people coming up.

Palestinian-Syrian boys Mohammed and Amar sleep on the decks of the MOAS rescue ship The Phoenix after being rescued

Palestinian-Syrian boys Mohammed and Amar sleep on the decks of the MOAS rescue ship The Phoenix after being rescued

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