MOAS believes that no one deserves to die at sea.

MOAS is a registered NGO dedicated to mitigating the loss of life at sea by providing professional search and rescue services along the world’s most dangerous migrant routes. In 2014 and 2015, MOAS rescued and assisted more than 11,600 people in the Mediterranean with its flagship vessel, the Phoenix. In 2016, thanks to the support received from people around the world, the organisation expanded its operations to the Aegean Sea where it operated with a second vessel, the Responder. On 6 June, MOAS launched its third consecutive Central Mediterranean mission, operating with both vessels in the same region for the first time. To date, MOAS has rescued and assisted over 30,000 men, women and children.

The MOAS crews consist of a dedicated and experienced team of sailors, search and rescue professionals and emergency medical responders.

How you can help

This Charity accepts donations and other funding help

To keep Their mission sustainable, MOAS relies on donations: you can help by clicking here. If you want to help with fundraising, please get in touch with the MOAS team at using the subject line FAO: Fundraising. While MOAS currently does not have the capacity to accept donations of clothing or food, we do accept donations of maritime/search-and-rescue equipment and technology. For more information, or if you represent a foundation or a private company interested in partnering with MOAS for the purposes for operations, fundraising or advocacy please email us at

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