The Philippine flagged Amver participating ship Hokuetsu Delight answered the distress call of the Canadian flagged tall ship Concordia on February 18th according to various news reports. The Concordia was enrolled in the Amver system as well. According to a statement from Class Afloat, the parent organization of the Concordia, all 64 students and crew were safe.
The Hokuetsu Delight, managed by the Philippine MT Shipmanagement Corporation, enrolled in the Amver system on December 16, 1997 and has earned 10 awards for participation. It is unclear how many survivors they rescued.
The Concordia was approximately 555 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro when it encountered high winds and rough weather. The students and crew abandoned ship and activated their emergency beacon.
We will keep you posted as we learn more.
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