Welcome to MOAS

MOAS (the Migrant Offshore Aid Station) is a registered Foundation (VO/0939) dedicated to preventing loss of life at sea by providing professional search and rescue assistance to people who find themselves in distress on high sea or trapped on unsafe vessels.

MOAS is equipped with a 40-metre (130 ft) expedition vessel, the M.Y. Phoenix, two Remote Piloted Aircraft, two RHIBs (rigid-hulled inflatable boats), and a highly experienced team of rescuers and paramedics, MOAS is also able to coordinate rescues by locating, coordinating, monitoring, and assisting vessels in distress.

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Lives saved so far

What saving lives looks like: MOAS’ First Mission 2015

The M.Y. Phoenix returned after three weeks at sea. In six separate rescues, almost 1,500 people, among them babies, unaccompanied children, pregnant women and young men – mostly from Eritrea, Syria and Sub-Saharan, were rescued.

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