The crew of the Cesaria were originally told they should expect to encounter 18 refugees but those numbers quickly climbed as the tanker assessed the situation. The group of survivors included an eight month pregnant woman and a 12 year old child.
You can read more about the rescue here.
Pictured left to right are: USCG Lieutenant Commander James Suffern, Perry Melton, COO of Inmarsat, Tom Leander, Lloyd's List Editor, and David Chapman, Chartering Manager.
Photo credit: Lloyd's List