Friday, January 29, 2010
Who let the dogs out is what the crew of the Amver participating Polish research vessel Baltica were thinking Thursday January 28th after rescuing a pooch from an ice floe in the Baltic Sea.
According to United Press International, the Baltica, an Amver participant since 2005, launched an inflatable boat when they spotted the dog floating on the ice in sub-zero temperatures. In an interview with UPI, second engineer Adam Buzinski said "It was obvious the dog was very weak." "He almost went under the surface of the water." The dog floated over 70 miles down the Vistula River in Poland before entering the Baltic Sea. The crew named him Baltic.
Search and rescue authorities typically request commercial vessels to respond to more traditional maritime or aeronautical emergencies at sea. "This incident continues the tradition of Amver ships' unselfish-willingness to save lives at sea and ensuring no call for help goes unanswered. It is heartwarming to see the effort taken by the vessel Baltica to save one of man's best friends," said Captain David McBride, Chief of the United States Coast Guard Office of Search and Rescue.
Are you ready to help when called upon? Enroll in Amver today and who knows who (or what) you may save!
Video courtesy of Sky News and YouTube
Posted by Amver Maritime Relations at 2:00 PM