Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Seabird 2

  • Libyan Coast Guard: Again shooting instead of rescue

    Libyan Coast Guard: Again shooting instead of rescue

    The EU Commission supports the Libyan Coast Guard financially and with equipment. In at least five cases, the units have used firearms in maritime distress cases outside their territorial waters. Once again, the Libyan Coast Guard has threatened people in…

  • Sea-Watch flies again: Flight bans by Libya contrary to international law

    Sea-Watch flies again: Flight bans by Libya contrary to international law

    After a ten-month break, the “Seabird 2” is back over the central Mediterranean. With this aircraft, the pilots detect sea emergencies and notify nearby ships for rescue. The sea rescue organisation Sea-Watch has resumed its aerial reconnaissance over the central…

  • Sea rescue off Libya: Flight bans by Tripoli violate international law

    Sea rescue off Libya: Flight bans by Tripoli violate international law

    The Scientific Services of the German Bundestag consider it against two international conventions that Libya prohibits a private rescue organisation from flying over high seas. The Berlin government agrees, but does not change the problem. Therefore, the International Civil Aviation…