Mitigating the loss of life at sea

MOAS is a Malta-based registered foundation dedicated to mitigating the loss of life at sea. We provide professional search and rescue assistance to refugees and migrants in distress at sea.

MOAS believes that no one deserves to die at sea. In the past two decades, tens of thousands of men, women and children – mostly refugees escaping violence, persecution and hardship – have lost their lives at sea while searching for a better life. We are proud to have rescued over 30,000 people from the world’s deadliest maritime migration routes.