Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Amver Participating Research Vessel Evacuates French Teenager

The Amver participating research vessel Atlantis rescued a French teenager from a sailboat 345 miles north of Puerto Rico after the boy suffered from severe sea sickness on Sunday, March 27, 2016.

U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel in San Juan, Puerto Rico received notification from French rescue authorities that a 70-foot sailboat was requesting assistance getting the boy medical assistance. The 272-foot research vessel Atlantis was only 60 miles from the sailboat and agreed to divert and embark the young sailor.

The crew of the Atlantis arrived on scene, launched a small boat and embarked the ill teen and an adult. The two sailors will remain aboard the Atlantis until it arrives in Charleston, SC on April 2.

The research vessel Atlantis, managed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, enrolled in Amver on May 28, 1997 and has earned five Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: crew of the research vessel Atlantis

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