The Migrant Offshore Aid Station joins with HRAS as a Supporting Entity

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Human Rights at Sea is delighted to report that the Malta based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) has joined HRAS as a Supporting Entity

MOAS-Migrant rescueAs HRAS continues to grow and develop its international links with like-minded partners, direct engagement with the invaluable private migrant rescue work being led by the Catrambone family based out of Malta, is just one of the areas of human rights engagement that HRAS is involved in. MOAS becomes the 47th international supporting entity to the HRAS work and which is based on mutual collaboration.


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.

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One thought on “The Migrant Offshore Aid Station joins with HRAS as a Supporting Entity

  1. As one supporter in Australia, I believe the people at MOAS are worthy of all support they can muster and we can give. For saving lives at sea. For not passing by on the other side of the (sea) road.

    One of the boat people who arrived in Australia from the former South Vietnam in the late 1970s has just become the (appointed and ceremonial) Governor of our state of South Australia.

    What becomes of the lives of these boat people, plucked from the Indian Ocean or the Mediterranean, we may never know. Neither did Raoul Wallenberg handing out neutral “Swedish” passports to jews in the war-torn streets of Budapest in 1945.

    But each and every life is worth saving. Congratulations to Martin Xuereb and all of his team – ashore or at sea. You remind us of the place of compassion and caring for the displaced of our world.


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