Monday, June 1, 2009

Amver Vessel Tarago Assisting Sinking Tall Ship

The Norwegian flagged car carrier Tarago, part of the Wilhelmsen Group and an Amver participant since October, 2000 was diverted by Rescue Coordination Center New Zealand to assist a tall ship in distress. According to rescue authorities in New Zealand the tall ship Soren Larsen, with 21 people on board, was taking on water "... faster than the pumps could handle..." when RCC New Zealand requested Amver assistance using the automated surface picture request form. The Tarago was identified through the Amver system and diverted to assist.

We will keep you updated on the status of the rescue operations.

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