BERLIN. The civil sea rescue organisation SOS Mediterranee Deutschland appointed a new managing director in December. Maike Röttger, a journalist, took the helm of the Berlin branch office. She was previously the managing director of the children’s rights organisation Plan International Deutschland for 10 years. Röttger follows in the footsteps of Verena Papke, who spent more than five years helping to build SOS Mediterranee Deutschland and has now moved on to take on new professional challenges.