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SINGAPORE — Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Mark Neeland, supervisor Activities Far East Marine Inspection Detachment Singapore, presented a U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Commendation to the crew of the motor vessel Hyundai Unity at the Port of Singapore Tuesday.

The Hyundai Unity crew received the award in recognition of their support of a Coast Guard search and rescue mission. On March 4, 2013, Hyundai Unity responded to a request from Rescue Sub-Center Guam to assist the sailing vessel Alingano Maisu, a traditional dual-hulled sailing canoe from Palau Community College that began taking on water with ten sailors aboard.

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Coast Guardsmen aboard a small boat from the 110-foot Coast Guard Cutter Washington assist in transferring 10 canoeists, who were saved by the cargo vessel Hyundai Unity, March 4, 2013, off the coast of Palau. The Coast Guard, in coordination with the Republic of Palau Division of Maritime Law Enforcement and the Royal Australian Navy Maritime Surveillance Adviser, partnered to provide assistance to the Republic of Palau in the rescue of the 10 mariners from the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Hyundai Unity immediately changed course and proceeded to the vessel location where they were able to rescue all ten sailors and eventually transfer them over to the Coast Guard Cutter Washington for transport to Palau.

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