Month: June 2016

Back in the Mediterranean, on 2nd Mission of 2016, with the Phoenix Search & Rescue Team

The MOAS Phoenix SAR boat departing from Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio

Heading out: The MOAS Phoenix SAR boat departing from Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio – June 27, 2016

 

Dawn over the Phoenix SAR boat in the Mediterranean Sea © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

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

Photographer, Jason Florio, onboard the Phoenix © Helen Jones-Florio

Photographer, Jason Florio, onboard the Phoenix © Helen Jones-Florio

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One Week at Sea – Rescues in the Mediterranean – images by Jason Florio

The drones are sent out each day to search for boats, in the Mediterranean © Jason Florio?MOAS.EU

The drones are sent out each day from the Phoenix to search for boats, in the Mediterranean © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

A dinghy in distress is rescued by the Phoenix SAR team in the Mediterranean © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU 2016

A dinghy in distress is rescued by the Phoenix SAR team in the Mediterranean © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU 2016

 

A dinghy in distress is rescued by the Phoenix SAR team in the Mediterranean © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU 2016

A dinghy in distress is rescued by the Phoenix SAR team in the Mediterranean © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU 2016

 

3 year old Fridaus from Nigeria with her mothers sister being transfered to a German supply ship, Frankfurt after being rescued from a rubber boat carrying 114 © Jason Florio/MOAS.,EU 2016

3-year-old Fridaus, from Nigeria ,with her mother’s sister being transferred to a German supply ship,after being rescued from a rubber boat carrying 114 people © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2016

 

Rescues in progress in the Mediterranean with the Phoenix SAR team © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU 2016

Rescued – in the Mediterranean with the Phoenix SAR team © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU 2016

 

Rescues in the Mediterranean with the Phoenix SAR crew © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

Rescues in the Mediterranean with the Phoenix SAR crew © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

More photo updates, coming soon.

JF

Back in the Mediterranean, onboard with the Phoenix Search & Rescue Team and the Italian Red Cross

THE CREW PHOENIX, LUANCH DAY, MALTA

The Phoenix crew, with the Italian Red Cross, launch day, June 6, 2016, Marsa, Malta © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2016

 

The Phoenix heads out the Mediterranean, Grand Harbour, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio

The Phoenix heads out to the Mediterranean, Grand Harbour, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio

 

The Responder & The Phoenix - both MOAS Search & Rescue Boats patrol the Mediterranean together for the first time © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2016

The Responder & The Phoenix – both MOAS Search & Rescue Boats patrol the Mediterranean together for the first time © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2016. All rights reserved.

 

For the next couple of weeks, I’ll be on the first Mediterranean Sea mission of 2016, onboard the Phoenix with the SAR  team once again – and the rescues began almost immediately (images to follow in my next blog post) upon reaching the ‘Dead Zone‘:

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.’ MOAS.EU

I’ll be updating, with more images and words, as and when I can throughout the mission.

Jason Florio

June 10, 2016

Heading back out to the Mediterranean Sea with the Phoenix Search & Rescue Boat

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 out to sea again, early next week, with the Phoenix crew, to document search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean 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