<h3>Standard rescue kit</h3>Once on board, migrants receive:<br /><br />• One pair of coveralls for extra warmth and protection from the sun<br />• A towel<br />• 2 bottles of water<br />• Warm socks<br />• A packet of high energy biscuits<br /><br />Hot meals and blankets are then distributed when everyone is onboard.<br /> media.msf.org
<h3>Life jackets and life rings</h3>
<h3>Living room</h3>Here, doctor Erna Rijnierse prepares herself on the way to the first MY Phoenix rescue. <br /> media.msf.org
<h3>Cabins and galley</h3>
<h3>Below deck</h3>Storage and engine room<br />
Bridge<br /><br />Here, MSF emergency coordinator Will Turner scans the horizon together with the MOAS crew from the bridge of the Phoenix.<br /> media.msf.org
<h3>Clinic</h3>MSF doctor Erna Rijnierse applies a plaster cast to stabilise the broken leg of a 19-year-old man. It had been broken for two months after falling out of a truck on the way to make the journey across the Mediterranean. This is the first time he has been able to receive medical attention for his leg. media.msf.org
<h3>Rigid-hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB)</h3>At the start of the rescue operation<i>, </i>the MSF/MOAS team provides people in distress with life jackets to prevent drowning. They are then transferred to the MY Phoenix on RHIBs, between 10 to 20 people at a time. This picture shows the beginning of the first Phoenix rescue. The RHIB had to make more than 20 trips to get the 369 people safely aboard the Phoenix. media.msf.org
<h3>Crane</h3>For lifting the RHIBs in and out of the water. <br />
<h3>Container</h3>To safely store the remote-piloted aircraft. <br />
<h3>Lower deck</h3>Families, women and children stay on the lower deck of the boat. <br /> media.msf.org
<h3>Upper deck</h3>Single men stay on the upper deck and awnings are erected during the day. When rescued migrants are not on board, the upper deck is used as a helipad for the remote-piloted aircraft. In this photo, MSF emergency coordinator Will Turner distributes food rations.<br /> media.msf.org
<div>Will Turner, MSF's Emergency Coordinator on board the Phoenix, gives his thoughts on the current narrative surrounding migration in the UK.</div> www.youtube.com Will Turner, MSF's Emergency Coordinator on board the MY Phoenix - a search and rescue vessell in the Mediterranean - gives his thoughts on the current narra...
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An MSF team, in partnership with Migrant Offshore Aid Station, is currently stationed in the central Mediterranean aboard the MY Phoenix, a 40 metre rescue ship. Equipped with high-speed, rigid-hulled inflatable boats and remote-piloted surveillance aircraft, the ship provides lifesaving support to those in distress. Twenty people are on board the boat, including two MSF doctors and a nurse who have the necessary skills, equipment and drugs to provide lifesaving emergency care and treat conditions such as dehydration, fuel burns, severe sunburns, and hypothermia. They are also equipped to deal with more complex emergencies, including obstetric emergencies, and are able to provide resuscitation and basic life support. The operation was launched on 2 May 2015. Later in May, MSF launched a second rescue boat, the MY Bourbon Argos. media.msf.org
An MSF team of logisticians and medics prepares the MY Phoenix clinic prior to launch on 2 May.<br /> media.msf.org
MSF doctor Erna Rijnierse heads towards a vessel carrying 96 people from sub-Saharan Africa to carry out an initial health assessment before the rescue can begin. media.msf.org
Between May and October 2015, the number of desperate people attempting to cross the Mediterranean is expected to peak. In 2014 alone, more than 3,400 people are thought to have died during the crossing. This video explains MSF&apos;s rescue missions in the Mediterranean onboard the two rescue boats, the MY Phoenix and the MY Bourbon Argos. youtu.be Between May and October 2015, the number of desperate people attempting to cross the Mediterranean is expected to peak. In 2014 alone, more than 3,400 people...
Read our &apos;Moving Stories&apos; blog from our team on board the MY Phoenix. <br /> blogs.msf.org

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