Our Ship

Wir erachten es als selbstverständlich, dass kein Mensch bei der Flucht über das Mittelmeer ertrinken und nicht durch illegale push-backs von der sogenannten libyschen Küstenwache in das Bürgerkriegsland Libyen zurückgebracht werden darf. Mit dieser tiefen Grundüberzeugung stehen wir mit geltendem, internationalem Recht in Einklang. Das Seerechtsübereinkommen der Vereinten Nationen verpflichtet zur Rettung von in Seenot geratenen Personen und kein Mensch darf nach der Genfer Flüchtlingskonvention in ein Land gebracht werden, in dem die Gesundheit oder das Leben der Person gefährdet ist.

Die Würde eines jeden Menschen ist unantastbar und Seenotrettung ist Pflicht!

Solange die Mitgliedsstaaten der EU ihren politischen Kurs der Abschreckung und Abschottung weiter verfolgen, muss die Zivilgesellschaft die Rechte und die Würde geflüchteter Menschen schützen und damit die grundlegenden Werte der Humanität und Solidarität verteidigen.

Wir haben eine Vision und sind damit Teil der zivilgesellschaftlichen und solidarischen Antwort.

Unsere Vision hat einen Namen: SARAH.

SARAH wird als neu gebautes, schnelles und reichweitenstarkes Schiff die Anzahl der zivilen Seenotrettungsschiffe nicht nur vergrößern, sondern die Einsatzstärke erhöhen.

Our ship will

  1. sail with a German flag
  2. be fast to minimise the time between the first notification of an emergency at sea and our arrival
  3. have a long range due to large diesel and water tanks, so that a continuous operation of at least three weeks in a row is guaranteed
  4. be optimally equipped with the necessary life-saving equipment and medical materials for the initial and permanent care of admitted guests
  5. be modern to ensure optimal care for people rescued from distress at sea and to avoid long shipyard times due to repair and maintenance
  6. be controllable by as many people as possible with SBF Sea, SKS, SSS and SHS for skilled support of the professional seamen
  7. operate with the minimum number of full-time professional seamen

The consequence of this is

  1. SARAH is a newly built ship based on the layout of a motor yacht. The newly issued Ship Safety Regulation of the German Ministry of Transport forces already operational sea rescue vessels to undergo cost-intensive conversion measures. In the construction plans for SARAH the requirements of the Ship Safety Regulation have already been taken into account. SARAH is 23.99 metres long with an additional RHIB platform with a length of 2.7 metres and a width of 6.95 metres. In addition, the gross tonnage is less than 100 tons. SARAH is therefore a recreational craft that meets the requirements for a ship safety certificate.
  2. The range is 4000 nautical miles at 13 knots cruising speed. At a maximum speed of 20 knots, the range should still be about 2600 nautical miles. This allows us to quickly reach a reported distress at sea and rescue people from distress at sea. We will also significantly reduce the number of people being illegally towed back to a country at war by the so-called Libyan coast guard.
  3. SARAH will bring many advantages as a motor yacht. The upper deck is also a fixed roof for the main deck up to the stern. Both the upper deck and the main deck can be closed weatherproof with bimini tops. This provides protected space for at least 120 people. In addition, a shelter for 12 women and children is built into the deck structure at the level of the main deck. Due to the width of the ship it is nevertheless very seaworthy and stable.
  4. The Emergency-Medical-Room (EMR) in the lower deck guarantees fast medical care. The EMR can be reached level via the RHIB platform through the equipment and rear garage. A "Daily-Medical-Room" on the main deck is designed for permanent medical care.
  5. Several washrooms, equipped with toilet, washbasin and shower, for rescued people, a second kitchen as well as a water tank with a large salt water treatment plant enable the supply and accommodation of shipwrecked people over several days.
  6. SARAH represents the "missing link" between other civil sea rescue organisations and rescued people. It can be quickly at a boat in distress, rescue people and take care of them until a larger NGO ship arrives. Once the rescued people have been safely handed over to the larger vessel, SARAH can immediately rush to the next operation. SARAH can also be deployed as a rescue vessel with 130 to 150 people on board to head north to the next safe haven.
  7. Due to the dimensions of a sport boat, the annual budget according to our planning is about 360,000 Euros, the costs of a single mission are about 40,000 Euros.

Um unsere Vision von SARAH Wirklichkeit werden zu lassen, sind wir auf deine Spende angewiesen!

Nähere Informationen und unsere Verpflichtung zu Transparenz gegenüber unseren Spender:innen findest du in unserem Agreement.


Auf diesem Holzboot sind ca. 45 Personen. Mit SARAH können wir sie mühelos abbergen und zu einem sicheren Hafen bringen.

#My Europe can do more!

Your donation will help us put our ship in the water!

10 €

buy us a life vest

25 €

provide a passenger with water and food for 1 day

50 €

buy fuel to power our ship for 30 minutes

100 €

helfen bei der medizinischen Versorgung von 1 Passagier

X