1 MayAfter Alarm Phone received and forwarded several distress calls to authorities and NGO‘s, the Geo Barents (Médecins Sans Frontières) is able to rescue 299 people from a huge overcrowded fishing vessel and 36 people from a small fiberglass boat. The civil aircraft Seabird 1 (Sea-Watch) supported the search and rescue from above (1).  
5 MayThe Aita Mari (Salvamento Maritimo Humanitario) found and assisted 6 little iron boats which fled Tunisia towards Lampedusa.  
16 MayThe Geo Barents rescues 26 people in a rubber boat after Alarm Phone relayed the distress call (2).  
17 MayWith the help of Colibri 2 (Pilotes Volontaires) the Louise Michel is able to rescue the 71 people who reached out to Alarm Phone before (3).  
26 MayThe Humanity 1 (SOS Humanity) rescues 88 people who called the Alarm Phone for help before (4).  
28 MayOn her way towards the Libyan coast the Geo Barents was requested to help rescue a 599 people boat on its way to Italy. The Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination center wasn‘t able to perform the rescue alone (5). The Sea-Eye 4 (Sea-Eye) rescues 17 people which have been spotted by Colibri 2 (6).  
29 MayThe sailing ship Nadir (RESQSHIP) rescues 22 people from a self made iron boat. A nearby fisher relayed the distress (7).  
30 MayThe crew of the Sea-Eye 4 spots and embarks safely 32 people from a wooden boat.  

Article published in Echoes#7 – Moving on.