French Navy Rescues Crew of Sinking Tanker in Persian Gulf

The French Navy rescued 12 Indian seafarers from the Panama-flagged tanker Durban Queen after the vessel ran into trouble and was sinking in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday. According to France's Marine Nationale, the French frigate Cassard on Tuesday morning picked up a distress call from the Durban Queen located only about 13 km in the Persian Gulf. A helicopter … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard Rescues 10 from Disabled Cargo Ship in Atlantic Ocean

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 10 crew members who were stranded aboard a disabled cargo ship for almost 20 days in the middle of the Atlantic. The 10 seafarers were picked up Monday by the crew of the USCGC Confidence approximately 1,380 miles southeast of Bermuda. The Coast Guard says it was notified September 30 that the 250-foot Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship, Alta, … [Read more...]

Indian Sailor Rescued from Yacht Stranded Off Australian Coast

SYDNEY, Sept 24 (Reuters) - An Indian sailor injured in a solo round-the-world race has been rescued, the Indian Navy said on Monday, after Australian authorities said a French ship was nearing his storm-damaged yacht off Australia's west coast. The sailor, Abhilash Tomy, called for emergency assistance on Saturday after the yacht was badly damaged in a storm about 3,500 km … [Read more...]

Chinese Rescue Diver to Receive IMO Exceptional Bravery At Sea Award

A Chinese rescue diver who led a series of dives to help rescue six crew members from a sunken cargo ship will receive the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery At Sea, the International Maritime Organization has announced. The rescue started 27 November 2017 when the bulk carrier M/V Jin Ze Lun collided with another ship in Guangzhou Port, China, causing the bulk carrier … [Read more...]

NCL Crew Member Who Fell Overboard Rescued After 22 Hours in Water

A Norwegian Cruise Lines crew member is lucky to be alive after falling overboard off the coast of Cuba on Saturday. Amazingly, the missing crew member was rescued by a passing cruise ship after treading water for some 22 hours without a flotation device. The U.S. Coast Guard says the 33-year-old crew member was seen falling overboard from the Norwegian Getaway around … [Read more...]