MOAS (the Migrant Offshore Aid Station) is a registered Foundation (VO/0939) based in Malta. It is dedicated to preventing loss of life at sea by providing assistance to migrants who find themselves in distress while crossing the Mediterranean Sea in unsafe vessels.
Equipped with the 40-metre (130 ft) expedition vessel, the Phoenix, two Remote Piloted Aircraft, two RHIBs (rigid-hulled inflatable boats), and a highly experienced team of rescuers and paramedics, MOAS is able to locate, monitor, and assist vessels in distress.
The project - financed by private individuals who believe strongly in mitigating disasters at sea - is led by Martin Xuereb, Malta's former Chief of Defence, with a distinguished Board of Advisors.
Learn more about the project by watching the videos below.
December 9th, 2014
CROWDFUNDING TO SAVE LIVES AT SEA: €35,000 RAISED IN ONE MONTH
“The response so far has been fantastic. It is great to see so many compassionate people around the world willing to share their re-sources to help those who are most in need and at their most vulnera-ble. We are grateful for every donation.” MOAS Director Brig. Martin Xuereb
October 31st, 2014
MOAS SAVES 3,000 LIVES IN 60 DAYS
Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) has helped save almost 3,000 lives in the Mediterranean Sea during its 60-day mission which comes to an end today.
October 21st, 2014
MOAS THANKS ITALY AFTER RESCUE OF 274 MIGRANTS
Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) on Monday rescued 274 people, including 200 Syrians, from a 15-metre wooden boat in distress.