HEMPEL SHIPPING GMBH was renamed to JASMUND SHIPPING GMBH & CoKG in beginning of 2017, the staff and work structure still remaining the same under the new name.
Since January 2016 MV AQUARIUS is chartered by SOS Mediterranee, a non-governmental aid organization. She is operating in the Mediterranean Sea to rescue refugees in distress, who are crossing the Mediterranean Sea on their way from Libya to Europe. The rescue operations are coordinated by MRCC Roma.
Through the Rescue Team of SOS Mediterranee and the doctors and nurses from MSF the refugees get support and medical treatment on board. MV AQUARIUS has rescued more than eight thousands of refugees so far.