Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Amver bulker rescues 3 in Pacific Ocean rescue

The Amver participating bulker Nord Venus rescued three people from an overdue skiff near in the vicinity of Chuuk Atoll on Thursday, October 8, 2014.

U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities at Sector Guam received an email from the Chuuk Search and Rescue Liaison regarding an overdue vessel with four people onboard. The 19-foot vessel departed Weno, Chuuk on Sunday, October 5 and was expected to arrive in Fananu the same day.

Coast Guard rescue personnel diverted a search and rescue aircraft as well as diverting the 734-foot bulk carrier to search for the missing men. The Panamanian flagged ship began search and rescue operations and located three of the missing men. "Please be advised we've rescued three alive persons," the Nord Venus's captain email to the Coast Guard. "Survivor's condition is alive, not so bad, could drink and eat a little and are sleeping," he added.

The survivors were transferred to rescue personnel in Chuuk and the Nord Venus continued on its voyage. The Nord Venus, managed by Nissen Kiaun Company Ltd, enrolled in Amver on March 13, 2012.

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