Dawn over the Phoenix SAR boat in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the Libyan coast © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, June 28, 2016
UPDATE: 29, June 2016 (9am GMT) – rescues in progress with both MOAS search and rescue boats: The Phoenix and The Responder, working together. Check out MOAS twitter feed for more rescue news updates.
Jason Florio – currently documenting the Mediterranean crisis for MOAS.EU
Filming interviews with Syrian Refugees, in Europe: Interviewing ‘N’. – as part of a MOAS.EU documentary – a Syrian refugee who has now been resettled in a small village in southern Germany, along with members of her family. They were all rescued earlier this year by the MOAS Responder SAR team, from the Aegean Sea, when their overcrowded rubber dinghy got into trouble in stormy waters, during their third attempt to make the often treacherous crossing from Turkey to Greece. I was onboard the Responder boat when the rescue took place. JF
Syrian refugees use the torch apps on their phones, in a desperate attempt to get the attention of the rescue boat – N., and her family are on board the dinghy. Image © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2016. All rights reserved.
Post-rescue smiles of relief: safe and dry, Syrian refugees N. and her sister-in-law, Z., with photographer, Jason Florio, onboard the Responder.
Nov 2nd, 2015: Currently in Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar) – on route to Sittwe, Rakhine State