Sea Eye (for Amnesty International Journal Germany)
This is the story of 8 volunteers who decided to spend 2 weeks on a rescue ship off the lybian coasts and help refugee boats in distress. They travel on an old and rusty fishing ship, their equipment is limited and they don’t always have an experience at sea.
This photo reportage was shot in October 2016 on the Sea Eye , a former fishing boat buitl in earli 60's and now rescuing refugees off the lybian coasts in the Mediterranean Sea.
Compared to other NGO vessels also active in the area, the Sea Eye runs on a low budget, old equipment and crews made of non professional volunteers alternating on 2 week long missions at sea.
Nevertheless, the Sea Eye is respected by other NGO ships in the lybian area as despite its weaknesses it is playing a significant role by rescuing refugees and saving lives.