Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Amver participating bulker rescues 3 near Bermuda

The Amver participating bulk carrier AM Zenica rescued three Canadian sailors from their 44-foot sailboat after it caught fire approximately 250 miles north of Bermuda on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

The crew of the sailboat made a mayday call which was heard by the Marshall Island flagged ship. The 738-foot ship was on a voyage from Norfolk, Va. to Croatia when Captain Manoj Mehrotra heard the call for help, ordered the vessel to begin rescue operations and notified U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel at the Fifth District Rescue Coordination Center.

Despite 25 knot winds and waves greater than 12 feet, Captain Mehrota's crew was able to safely embark the three Canadian yachtsmen and resumed the voyage to Croatia. "The sailor's are safely aboard our ship and have brought their distress beacon," Captain Mehrota. "They're uninjured," he added. U.S. Coast Guard officials notified their Canadian rescue counterparts who will help the sailors return home.

The AM Zenica, managed by ArcelorMittal Shipping of London, enrolled in Amver on June 2, 2014 and will earn its first Amver participation award this year.

Photo credit: Crew of the AM Zenica.

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