Over 1500 Lifes saved in 2019
Airborne is a department of Sea-Watch e.V. which monitors the Central Mediterranean using the reconnaissance aircraft Moonbird and Seabird, in order to document human rights violations and spot people in distress. These operations are conducted together with the Swiss NGO Humanitarian Pilots Initiative.
The purpose of the following Annual Report 2020 is to provide an overview of the most frequent situations encountered by Airborne’s crews during operations. This year, crews again witnessed the ongoing illegal cooperation between the authorities of European Member States and Libya along with the so-called Libyan Coast Guard (1). Instead of applying and respecting the law.