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.
January 16th, 2015
PRIVATE RESCUE OPERATION HAILED AS ‘AN EXAMPLE TO EU STATES’
It is projects like this that will help combat the culture of indifference that surrounds the issue of migrations on so many fronts - LIBE committee MEP Roberta Metsola
January 14th, 2015
PRESS CALL: MEP ROBERTA METSOLA VISITS MOAS
December 20th, 2014
WATCH: TODDLERS SAVED AT SEA BY PRIVATE RESCUE MISSION
“Think of all the families fleeing their homes this holiday season because of war, unrest and poverty. These people do not deserve to die at sea. A donation to MOAS this Christmas could make the difference between life and death.” Regina Catrambone