Monday, March 17, 2014

Amver ship rescues 3 from capsized vessel

The Amver participant Islandia rescued three people from a capsized pleasure craft approximately 30 miles south of Fort Macon, N.C. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Rescue personnel at U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a distress call that a pleasure craft with three people had capsized. One person was reportedly wearing a personal flotation devices and was in the water while two others were clinging to the hull of the vessel.

The 482 foot vessel came along the wreck and embarked the survivors. Two yachtsmen suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment. A Coast Guard helicopter met the Islandia and lowered a rescue swimmer who hoisted the survivors aboard the helicopter and transported them to shore.

The Liberian flagged Islandia enrolled in Amver on December 18, 2013 and is managed by Hammonia Reederei GmbH and Company of Hamburg, Germany.

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