Sea-Watch 5: The new alliance ship for civil sea rescue!
There is no end in sight to the deadly border policy on the Mediterranean. The EU member states continue to allow people seeking protection to die at their external borders. Civil society is more important than ever. That's us! Therefore, together with Sea-Watch and many supporters, we are sending a new, third alliance ship for sea rescue to the Mediterranean – the Sea-Watch 5. Another ship from all of us who do not want to stand idly by, while people are dying in the sea.
The Sea-Watch 5 is a 12 year old and 58 meter long supply ship. The ship is larger, faster and more efficient than Sea-Watch's previous ships. As a result, it can take even more people in distress on board and provide them with better care.
On November 3, 2022, the Sea-Watch 5 was christened in Hamburg. After some conversions, she is scheduled to set sail in spring 2023 for her first rescue operation. It's a tight schedule. The ship is not yet fully financed. Help send the alliance ship to the Mediterranean with a donation!
FAQ Sea-Watch 5
Why a third alliance ship?
The EU continues to let people drown people on its southern border. There are deadly boat accidents almost every day, emergency calls are ignored and civilian rescuers are systematically obstructed. Our commitment is needed more than ever! The new ship will save lives and be a sign against the deadly policy of sealing off the EU's external borders.
What is special about the Sea-Watch 5?
The Sea-Watch 5 is larger, faster and more efficient than the ships that Sea-Watch has previously deployed. Due to its size and design, it can take more people in distress on board and provide them with better care.
When will the Sea-Watch 5 rescue for the first time?
First, some conversions need to be done to turn the Sea-Watch 5 into a rescue ship. In early 2023, she will then set sail for a rescue operation for the first time.