Monday, November 19, 2012

Greek Amver ship assists Coast Guard with Atlantic rescue

A Greek Amver participant assisted in the rescue of four sailors from their sailboat 170 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, VA on Wednesday November 14, 2012.

The bulk carrier Eptalofos answered the request to assist and provided emergency communications between the 56 foot sailboat Island Breeze and U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue aircraft. A Coast Guard helicopter arrived on scene and hoisted the sailors to safety.

Video of the rescue:

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The Eptalofos, managed by Marmaras Navigation, enrolled in Amver in 2007 and has earned five Amver awards for participation.

Video courtesey of the United States Coast Guard

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