UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The ship “Ocean Viking” of the “SOS” and “Doctors Without Borders” on Monday evening left the port of Marseille in southern France to begin its second mission to monitor and rescue migrants in the Mediterranean.
“Ocean Viking has just left Marseille,” SOS Mediterranee France said in a tweet on Monday evening.
“After refueling, the ship will head to the middle of the Mediterranean where men and women are still drowning while trying to flee Libyan hell.”
The ship was docked at the port of Marseille on 27 August after completing a first 23-day mission and rescuing 356 migrants aboard four boats on the verge of sinking.
A European agreement to distribute migrants allowed the migrants to be taken off boarding the Ocean Viking after survivors were stranded for two weeks at sea.
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