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Wan Hai Lines, WH 273, successfully rescued a China Motor Fishing Boat
2012/04/30
It’s on around 17.42 p.m., April 27th. Wan Hai Lines Ltd (“WHL”) container vessel, Wan Hai 273, received a sea urgent assistance request from MRCC Hong Kong, at location 22-08 E, 114-48E, around 25 miles away Hong Kong Island where a China motor fishing boat need help while it was on its way departing away Hong Kong port and bound for Kaohsiung port Taiwan. After analyzing all collected information, The Captain of WH273, Mr. Sze, immediately instructed all crews to take actions and rescue the fishing boat. They soon changed the course towards the fishing boat in distress with full speed.

The China fishing boat sank (L/N C140185) at noon and 3 crews were drifting. After around 1 hour, Wan Hai 273 rescued the china fishing boat’s captain. In addition, Wan Hai 273 helped connecting Hong Kong MRCC by its AMOS equipment for further instruction. After confirming there was another salvage boat under way to rescue the broken fishing boat, Wan Hai 273 then resumed its original course at around 11.00 p.m. to Kaohsiung port.

Wan Hai 273 successfully rescued a suffered vessel, not only adhered to the international convention on search and rescue, but also was a good paragon in implementation. Wan Hai Lines Capt. Sze and his crew already set up a excellent standard and practice of ethics for all seafarers and carriers on marine rescue.



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