Christopher Catrambone

Entrepreneur / humanitarian / adventurer

Diary of moas /

Search and rescue charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)

My Story /

Short biography

RT @FarodiRoma:Monsignor Perego contro la logica elettorale che calpesta il diritto d’asilo. E Regina Catambrone: abbiamo lasciato… 
Merchant ship #JustFitzIII fate is now in the hands of politicians to decide the port of disembarkation. These inhu… 

Christopher Catrambone


Welcome to my blog, where I invite you to share my experiences of providing humanitarian assistance in remote regions and supporting people working and living in the world’s most dangerous places

22 April 2016

Starting a conversation

In 2013, the Italian Navy and Coast Guard had already been working for years saving lives and collecting data about migration patterns. NGOs and EU nations already had systems in place to prevent migrant human rights abuses. After the Lampedusa tragedy, people became aware of the enormity of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and started showing their support through donations and advocacy projects. I was one of those people. I contributed by initiating the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS). The success of MOAS Med is…

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27 April 2018


A source of sustenance and a vital sea line of communication, the sea surrounding the countries of Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia is a hive of activity. Hundreds of vessels navigate these waters for a variety of reasons including the flight of the Rohingya from years of persecution and inhumane living conditions. Many of the vessels carrying the Rohingya are barely seaworthy. Whilst most states provide Search and Rescue (SAR) capabilities in each state’s respective SAR region, the political and legal tangles of…

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The light in all of this darkness is that there are so many individuals and organisations dedicating themselves to saving lives.
2 June 2016

Risky Business with Chris Catrambone

Starting your own busy can be risky. For some businesses, the danger can be both fiscal and physical. How do entrepreneurs measure risk? In 2006 American-born Chris Catrambone moved his growing conflict zone claims management company, Tangiers International, from the US to Italy. We sat down with Chris recently, to talk about taking risks as an entrepreneur. You mentioned that moving your company to Italy was riskier than spending a week in Afghanistan. How, when and why did you decide to move Italy from…

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