Tag archives: rescue

NYK vessel rescues fishermen off the coast of the Philippines

On October 3, NYK Joanna, a containership operated by NYK, rescued seven fishermen in distress off the coast of the Philippines.

While the NYK vessel was sailing on October ...

Grampian Fortress is latest vessel to join Craig Group’s Fleet

Craig Group has launched its first F-Class vessel, the Grampian Fortress.

The IMT 958 multi-role emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV), which was christened in the Balenciaga Shipyard in Northern ...

Guide to rescue at sea for refugees and migrants now available in six languages

The updated and revised Rescue at Sea: A guide to principles and practice as applied to refugees and migrants​ is now available in six languages, providing guidance on relevant legal ...

Vestdavit chosen for Mediterranean mercy rescue mission

Norway-based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has supplied a PLR-3600 FCR davitto the offshore vessel Siem Pilot, which is Norway’s official contribution to Operation Triton, the ...

NYK Lynx rescues sailor in the Pacific Ocean

NYK Lynx, a containership operated by NYK Line, rescued one person from a sailing yacht in distress 260 nautical miles off the Galapagos Islands. The yacht had been adrift for ...

North P&I Club warns shipowners to be prepared for migrant rescue operations

The ‘A’ rated 170 million GT North P&I club has warned its shipowner members of the need to be properly prepared to meet their moral and legal obligations to ...

EU Mediterranean crisis summit 'appears to fall short', says merchant shipping industry

The merchant shipping industry – which in the past 16 months participated in almost 1,000 migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean – welcomes the decision by EU leaders to triple resources ...

MOL car carrier rescues drifting fishermen

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that on Sunday, February 1, 2015, the MOL-operated car carrier Astral Ace found drifting castaways near Malay Peninsula in the South China ...

VOS Faithful leaves shipyard

Vroon announces the successful delivery of VOS Faithful. The vessel left Jiangsu Islands Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. in Nanjing, China on Tuesday 27 January 2015. 

VOS Faithful is a 50m ...

ICS responds to migrant crisis with guidelines for large scale rescue operations at sea

In response to the continuing crisis in the Mediterranean, necessitating commercial ships to rescue tens of thousands of migrants and refugees during 2014, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has ...

SRI concerns about reduced resources for search and rescue in the Mediterranean

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) has raised concerns about the implications for masters of the recent reports of the launch of the new EU Frontex operation ‘Triton’ which will apparently have ...

Rescue of migrants at sea is a legal and humanitarian obligation, says ICS

The rescue of all persons in distress at sea – including illegal migrants – is an obligation under international maritime law, as well as being a long established humanitarian duty, says the ...

Platform accident off Azerbaijan, three dead

Three workers died, with the fourth still missing, when the structures collapsed at the Socar’s platform No 441 of the Narimanov oil and gas production department (OGPD) in the ...

NAT involved in rescuing 150 persons

Nordic American Tankers Limited ("NAT") announced that one of the Company's vessels, the Nordic Passat, performed a rescue operation, involving 150 people in the Mediterranean last Saturday afternoon, September ...

NYK containership rescue 257 people in Mediterranean Sea

On August 27, the containership NYK Orion received an emergency call for help from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) in Malta while the containership was sailing from Valencia, Spain ...

Fugro deepwater search MH370

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has awarded Fugro an additional contract for the deployment of two specialist vessels, equipment and expertise in the deep-water search for the missing Malaysia ...

USNS Richard E. Byrd saves nine in Gulf of Oman

USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel that had lost power, was taking on water ...

USCG medevacs passenger from Carnival Fantasy

A crew aboard a United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter medically evacuated a passenger Thursday night from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy, approximately 40 miles east of Charleston.

Watchstanders in ...

Man rescued after going under Dorset ferry

A man had a lucky escape after being thrown into the water, dragged under a ferry but surfacing on the other side.

Portland Coastguard received several 999 calls during the ...

11 crew missing after cargo vessel collided with MOL boxship

Eleven crew members went missing after two vessels collided and one ship sank in the waters off Hong Kong's Po Toi island on Monday, maritime authorities said.

The 97-metre ...

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