The NGO is launching an additional vessel amid a spike in the number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Some 900 people have drowned making the treacherous journey from North Africa to Europe.

The German migrant rescue organization Sea-Eye is bolstering its fleet with an additional rescue ship, the NGO announced on Sunday.

The vessel named Sea-Eye 4 is currently stationed in northern Germany and will begin work as soon as possible, the organization said.

“We just need a lot more rescue ships,” spokesman Gorden Isler told German news agency DPA.

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