Tuesday, December 7, 2010

French containership rescues 4 yachtsmen

The French containership CMA CGM La Scala, which enrolled in the Amver system just this past October, rescued 4 French yachtsmen over 1,000 miles east southeast of Bermuda on Thursday December 2nd.

The British flagged container ship, on a voyage towards the Suez Canal, was contacted by United States Coast Guard rescue authorities in Portsmouth, Virginia and requested to divert.  When the 1,000 foot container ship arrived on scene the Captain of La Scala reported he could not find anyone in the water.  Rescue authorities directed the Captain and crew to search the waters for the four survivors wearing life jackets.  The La Scala crew quickly found the survivors and hoisted them to safety.

This is another example of how Amver serves as a force multiplier in search and rescue cases.

Here is a brief audio transaction between the La Scala and rescue personnel.

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