Thursday, February 5, 2015

Amver participating car carrier saves 5

The Amver participating car carrier Astral Ace rescued five fishermen in the South China Sea on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

According to a press release by MOL Ship Management, the Panamanian flagged car carrier was sailing from Singapore to Thailand when crew members spotted the fishermen abandoning a fishing vessel near the Malay Peninsula. Within an hour of discovering the distress the survivors were safely aboard the 570-foot ship.

The captain of the Astral Ace arranged to disembark the two Malaysian and three Indonesian fishermen with Malaysian Maritime Rescue authorities.

The Astral Ace enrolled in Amver on June 15, 2000 and has earned three Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: crew of the Astral Ace

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