Francesca Mapelli/MSF
On June 1, 2015, the MSF Bourbon Argos Search and Rescue vessel rescued 325 people from three different boats on early Monday morning, most of these migrants coming from sub-Saharan Africa. Most people were in good condition and were relieved and happy to be brought to safety.

Only one case has been identified as an emergency: a man who was seriously exhausted and was too weak to get off the small boat on his own. The MSF team quickly put him on a stretcher and lifted him on the Bourbon Argos thanks to a pulley. MSF doctors rehydrated him and warmed him up and after a couple of hours, he was in better health conditions and was resting with the other people.