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Wan Hai Lines, WH 275, successfully rescued China Motor Fishing Boat
2012/10/24
Wan Hai Lines Ltd. container vessel, Wai Hai 275, received a sea urgent assistance request from Sanya MSC,China,at location 17-44.8N,110-53.5E, around 65 miles away HAINAN Island where a China motor fishing boat need help while it was on its way departing away Kaohsiung port Taiwan. After analyzing all collected information, The Captain of WH275, Mr. Lin, 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 fishing boat sank and there were 16 crews drifting and waiting for assistance. Wan Hai 275 reached the scene then rescued 10 crews and reported the other 6 crews’ position to another salvage boat.

Wan Hai 275 successfully rescued the fishing boat crew, not only adhered to the international convention on search and rescue, but also was a good paragon in implementation. Wan Hai Lines Capt. Lin 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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