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First rescue mission with new name started
The "Alan Kurdi" left the port of Palma de Mallorca in the night of Feb 15, 2019, after some technical problems were resolved, for a new life saving mission. It will be operating in international waters off Libya jointly with the Spanish humanitarian aid organisation "Proem Aid" which deployed on board three crew members and a nurse.
Rescue ship to bear name of drunk migrant boy Alan Kurdi
On February 10, Sea-Eye will change the name of the "Professor Albrecht Penck" to "Alan Kurdi" in the port of Palma de Mallorca. As early as December, the association asked the Kurdi family for permission to give the ship, after its first assignment, the name of the deceased boy. The family agreed and also accepted the invitation of the association to carry out the baptism of the ship itself. Father Abdullah Kurdi and Aunt Fatima Kurdi's aunt will travel to Mallorca for this purpose. On 2 September 2015, Alan and Ghalib Kurdi and their mother Rehana Kurdi drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. Their bodies were washed up on the coast of Bodrum. The image of the lifeless body of three-year-old Alan Kurdi gained notoriety and moved millions of people around the world. The photographs have moved thousands of civilians in Europe to turn to civilian life-saving, among them Hannelore and Michael Buschheuer from Regensburg, who together with friends founded the association Sea-Eye e.V. They felt responsible and capable of doing something. With Sea-Eye ships, hundreds of volunteer crew members have been rescuing more than 14,000 human lives in more than 60 missions since 2016.
Rescue ship allowed to enter Palma de Mallorca after weeks long odyssey
The "Professor Albrecht Penck" finally berthed in the port of Palama at the Mulitpurpose Terminal on Jan 22 after an odyssey of two weeks in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship had started its rescue mission off Libya on Dec 21 and had 17 distressed migrants on board. The government in Malta blocked any attempt to disembark the castaways until Jan 9 when they were transferred onto a boat of the navy on sea, while the rescue ship was not allowed to enter the port of Valletta. During the next three weeks the "Professor Albrecht Penck" will be prepared for its next mission and get a new registry in Hamburg.News schreiben