Amver participating cement carrier Cozumel rescued an injured woman from the Dutch sailing vessel Tycha 180 miles northeast of Caracas, Venezuela on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
U.S. Coast Guard personnel at the Sector San Juan Rescue Coordination Center received notification from another sailing vessel that a crew member of a Dutch sailboat was unconscious and had a broken leg. Rescue personnel identified the 383-foot cement carrier Cozumel 40 miles away from the distress location. The captain of the Cozumel radioed the Coast Guard that he was proceeding to assist in the injured sailor.
Less than two hours from the initial notification the Cyprus flagged ship was embarking the injured sailor and coordinating medical care with local rescue authorities. A rescue helicopter from Curacao me the Amver ship and hoisted the female sailor for transport to a local hospital.
The M/V Cozumel, managed by Intership Navigation Company of Limassol, Cyprus, enrolled in Amver on February 21, 2011 and has earned two Amver participation awards.
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