Monday, August 18, 2014

Amver tanker saves 10 fishermen in the Indian Ocean

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) officials report an Amver participating tanker rescued ten Taiwanese fishermen after their vessel caught fire and sank in the middle of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

AMSA rescue personnel identified the Amver participating tanker, High Pearl, and requested the ship divert to assist the fishermen. The Singapore flagged tanker arrived on scene and reported ten fishermen had abandoned ship on a rubber mattress. All ten crew members were rescued without incident.

The High Pearl, on time charter with d'Amico of Italy, will continue on a voyage to Durban, South Africa where the fishermen will disembark.

The High Pearl enrolled in Amver on December 16, 2009 and has earned one Amver award for participation.

Photo credit: Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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