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Migrant Offshore Aid Station

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The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) is a global NGO specialized in search and rescue. MOAS rescued almost 14,000 men, women and children from the Mediterranean Sea between since between August 2014 and October 2015, using a 40-metre (136-ft) expedition vessel, the Phoenix.


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  • The Phoenix rescued 1,462 people in 10 weeks and helped a further 1,500 onto Italian navy vessels. (There were also lulls when the crew fished for bluefin tuna.) The Phoenix operates in international waters that start just 12 nautical miles from the shores of Libya.


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  • In the first ten days since the launch of its 2015 mission, The Migrant Offshore Aid Station rescued over 700 migrants from the Mediterranean and assisted other operations. [...] Under MRCC Rome guidance, the crew transferred 369 people, including pregnant women and more than 40 children onto Phoenix. [...] On the way to Sicily, MRCC Rome directed our team to assist another boat, without power and adrift, carrying 104 people. Once the transfer was completed, Phoenix continued on her way to Pozzallo.



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  • The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) is a global NGO specialized in search and rescue. MOAS rescued almost 14,000 men, women and children from the Mediterranean Sea between since between August 2014 and October 2015, using a 40-metre (136-ft) expedition vessel, the Phoenix. MOAS received a "tidal wave of support" in donations following the death of Alan Kurdi. This allowed MOAS to expand its mission to the Aegean Sea and South East Asia.



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