«It simply cannot be that people drown»

Help from the air: How Swiss pilot Pascal Stadelmann and his crew are helping to rescue migrants from the Mediterranean.


Author: Anna Jungen


Two black dots on the horizon. The propeller plane "Seabird" stops towards them and radios the one dot. It is the "Ocean Viking", a civilian rescue ship of the NGO SOS MEDITERRANEE.

"We are just starting the rescue," a woman's voice announces. She sounds tense: The second black dot on the horizon is a boat with refugees in distress.


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