Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Amver ship saves two sailors in the Caribbean Sea

MV Clipper Glory
Two sailors were rescued by the Amver participating ship Clipper Glory after their sailboat lost power on a voyage from the Dominican Republic to Antigua July 24, 2011.

The captain of the Clipper Glory says his crew noticed two flares and diverted towards the distress location. They came alongside the sailboat and were met by two yachtsmen who requested to be taken off their boat. The skipper of the sailboat suffers from  high blood pressure and the other passenger, his daughter, strongly urged her father to abandon the disabled boat. Both survivors were helped aboard the Clipper Glory and stayed on board until the Hong Kong flagged ship reached port in Norfolk, Va. The sailboat was marked as hazard to navigation and left adrift.

The Clipper Glory, managed by Maritime Capital Shipping (HK) Ltd, enrolled in the Amver system on March 24, 2011.

Photo credit: Bob the courier via Flickr

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