Friday, March 14, 2014

Amver ship saves 2 from disabled sailboat

Two sailors were plucked from a 39-foot disabled sailboat by an Amver participating ship after they reported their boat had torn sails and a disabled engine 32 miles east south east of Cape Lookout, N.C. on Monday, March 3, 2014.

The yachtsmen reported to U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities they were members of Towboat but due to weather conditions, Towboat could not respond. The Amver participating ship MSC Maya reported they were only a mile away from the sailboat and immediately diverted to assist.

The MSC Maya reported waves were greater than 10 feet and winds were 27 knots making the rescue complicated. After approximately 30 minutes the MSC Maya was able to bring both survivors aboard the 793 foot container ship. Both survivors were in good health and remained on the Panamanian flagged ship until it arrived in Charleston, S.C.

The MSC Maya, managed by MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, enrolled in Amver on January 1, 1988.

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