MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) is a registered Foundation (VO/0939) dedicated to preventing loss of life at sea by providing aid, assistance and medical help to migrants who find themselves in distress whilst crossing the Mediterranean Sea in unsafe boats.
Equipped with a 40-metre boat, two RIBS, two Remote Piloted Aircraft and a highly experienced crew of rescuers and paramedics, MOAS will be able to locate, monitor and assist boats in distress.
The project is headed by Martin Xuereb, Malta's former Chief of Defence and financed by private individuals who strongly believe in mitigating more disasters at sea.
Learn more about the project by watching the video below.
"The Mediterranean is one of the busiest seaways in the world, as well as a dangerous sea frontier for migrants and asylum seekers en route to southern Europe. In view of the perils UNHCR again calls on all vessels at sea to be on alert for migrants and refugees in need of rescue. We also renew our call to all shipmasters in the Mediterranean to remain vigilant and to carry out their duty of rescuing vessels in distress."- UNHCR