Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Indonesian Teen Rescued By Amver Bulk Carrier

An Indonesian teen who had been adrift on a fishing raft for 49 days was rescued near Guam by the Amver participating bulk carrier Arpeggio on Friday, August 31, 2018.

According to an Associated Press article the teen was rescued by the Panamanian-flagged ship about 1,200 miles from his original location. The teen used his hand held radio to contact the 738-foot ship which heard his distress call, alerted rescue authorities and embarked the survivor. The crew of the Arpeggio provided food, water and first aid.

The captain of the Arpeggio coordinated the rescue with authorities in Japan and the Indonesian mission. The teen was disembarked in Japan and reunited with his family.

The Arpeggio, which is managed by MC Shipping Ltd of Japan, enrolled in Amver on December 16, 2013 and has earned two Amver participation awards.

Photo credit: AP photo

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