On 15 October, Captain Miro Vuletic and his crew on board the NYK-owned LNG carrier Lusail was integral in the rescue of two Sri Lankan fishermen in distress off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Lusail was sailing from Ras Laffan, Qatar, to Yungan, Taiwan, when a crewman on deck discovered two fishermen in distress at the sea at around 9:30 a.m. local time. The captain immediately directed the crew to initiate a rescue and even though visibility was poor because of heavy rain, the first fisherman was retrieved from the water 30 minutes later.
At around 2:00 p.m., the second fisherman was safety taken from the water by a vessel that had responded to Lusail’s call for assistance. In accordance with the instructions from Sri Lanka’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, both fishermen were eventually transferred to a Sri Lanka Navy ship and are in good health.