We firmly believe that no human being in need should be left alone or perish in flight. Our goal is to save lives in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.
The flight route across the sea is one of the deadliest and most dangerous routes to Europe. Over 20,000 people have lost their lives at Europe's external border in recent years. Since the cessation of state-coordinated sea rescue in 2016, civil society sea rescue organisations have been conducting their missions. They document human rights violations and save people fleeing from drowning. Despite their efforts, people continue to die trying to cross the sea.
No person should drown while fleeing across the Mediterranean or the Atlantic, because every life counts. Sea rescue is a humanitarian duty and not an act of mercy.
Mit unserem neu gebauten, schnellen und leistungsstarken Schiff, die SARAH, werden wir Menschen aus Seenot retten. Unser Team ist seit 2016 sowohl in der Seenotrettung als auch in zivilgesellschaftlichen Initiativen aktiv.
We came together and founded SARAH because each and every one of us knows:
#MyEuropecandoMore or #MeinEuropakannMehr
The routes that people take in desperation and in search of a better, safer life are becoming increasingly dangerous and deadly. In the first five months of 2021 alone, 600 people have died on the run.
With your donation, you will finance the construction of the ship that will be used for the missions.
buy us a life vest
provide a passenger with water and food for 1 day
buy fuel to power our ship for 30 minutes
help with medical care for 1 passenger
On Ascension Day, ZDF broadcast a programme about Sarah. The broadcaster accompanied initiator Thomas Nuding in everyday life and during an observation mission.Play video
SARAH member Eva Deininger explains the necessity of a fast boat in the television programme quer.de of the Bayrischer Rundfunk. A well-equipped boat should prevent governments from getting stuck and thus prevent valuable loss of time.To the article
YouTube star Riley Withelum accompanied SARAH for a few days on an observation mission. His report is meant to illustrate the situation of the fugitivesTo the article
On its observation mission, the crew of SARAH cruised the sea area off the Canary Islands. In the night from 02 to 03.12.20, the crew sighted two boats, initiated the rescue and remained on site until the people who had fled were rescued.Read more
The observation mission shows first results on the assessment of the situation on the Canary Islands as well as on the condition and equipment of the boats in which the refugees make the crossing between the African continent and the islands.Read more
The sea rescue NGO SARAH (Search And Rescue for All Humans), founded at the beginning of 2020, is sailing on an observation mission in the waters around the Canary Islands. The mission is divided into two parts and consists of a sea and a land part.Read more
SARAH is the name of the newly built ship that we will use for our missions. As sea rescue often involves a few crucial hours, it is necessary to have a fast and manoeuvrable boat. SARAH is therefore classified as a pleasure craft and is quickly on the spot for urgent sea emergencies.
SARAH's goal is to be on the scene quickly, rescue people onto a safe boat and care for them until a larger NGO vessel arrives. After the handover, SARAH can immediately rush to the next mission. The vessel is built to provide sheltered space for up to 120 people.
|Measures||24 metres long, 7 metres wide|
|Range||4,000 nautical miles (at 13 knots cruising speed)|
|Space||120 people on deck, shelter for 12 women and children|
|Specific features||Emergency medical room for rapid medical care|
|Expenditure||Annual budget: 360,000 EUR, costs per mission: 40,000 EUR|
Names & Faces
born in 1966, technical background, graduate engineer
Since 2016 until today, I have been on seven missions in the Mediterranean Sea as skipper or "Head of Mission" for Sea-Eye e.V. and Mission Lifeline e.V.. On these missions, I have rescued around 3,000 people from distress at sea together with the crews, which also included Olaf, Markus, Cora and Felix.
Fundraising, deputy Managing Director
born in 1963, acad. educ. DSc
I have been active in private sea rescue since the beginning of 2016. In a total of 4 missions (SEA-EYE, Lifeboat, RESQSHIP), I have rescued more than 600 people from distress at sea with my respective team. I was part of the RHIB crew and co-skipper. After we are operational, I will take over the crew management and be part of the operational command.
I have only been with SARAH for a short time. I support our team as an IT representative and am therefore mainly active in our social media area. I don't have any SAR experience yet, but I mainly campaigned for the issue of sea rescue in my function as a local politician.
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