|The M/V Eagle Beaumont|
The Singapore flagged tanker Eagle Beaumont, managed by AET Ship Management, answered the call and diverted to assist the stricken sailor. The Eagle Beaumont was on the scene of the distress in just over an hour. In addition to rescuing the sailor, the crew tried to hoist the stricken sailboat aboard their vessel. Unfortunately the hoist was unsuccessful and the drifting sailboat was marked a hazard to navigation. The sailor was not injured in the ordeal.
The Eagle Beaumont, a 99,000 dwt Aframax tanker, enrolled in the Amver system in 1996. The sailor was taken to the port of Philadelphia where he disembarked.
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