Our ship: the Aquarius

UNTIL 2009 THE AQUARIUS WAS OPERATED AS A FISHERY PROTECTION VESSEL IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC. IT IS A ROBUST AND SEAWORTHY SHIP THAT OFFERS WIDE SPACES BELOW DECK, MAKING IT VERY SUITABLE FOR YEAR-ROUND USE AS A RESCUE SHIP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.

Size:  Length 77 m/Width 11.8 m/Draught 5.7 m
Crew: Nautical and Technical Crew of 10 + Search and Rescue and Medical Crew
Rescue capacity: 200 – 500 people

The ship

The Team

Preparations

Rescue operations

Arrival on board

Life on board

Arriving in Italy

BBC News – Aquarius, the technical challenge