Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Amver ship assists fishing vessel

The United States Coast Guard First District Command Center, working with search and rescue personnel from MRCC Ponta Delgada, JRCC Netherlands, and MRCC Stavanger, responded to a 70 foot Portuguese fishing vessel possibly in distress 1,250 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass. on Monday June 13, 2011. The Coast Guard also diverted the Amver participating tanker Unique Sunshine.

The 600 foot Hong Kong flagged tanker, owned by Crucis Shipping of Panama, diverted and rendezvoused with the fishing vessel determining it was not in distress. A Coast Guard C-130 aircraft, from Air Station Elizabeth City, and a Portuguese search aircraft which were launched for the mission were also released.

Coast Guard personnel from the First District Command Center will continue to monitor the fishing vessel to ensure it is not in distress.

Photo credit: marinetraffic.com

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