Thursday, August 27, 2015

Amver Tanker Saves 15 Migrants

U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities were contacted by the Amver participating tanker Cape Brasilia after the ship rescued 15 Cuban migrants adrift in a rustic raft 380 miles off the coast of Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, August 22, 2015.

The crew of the Marshall Island flagged ship were able to safely embark the migrants and notified the Coast Guard that all of them were in good health. Weather was favorable and the rescue was carried out without incident.

The Coast Guard coordinated with the 577-foot tanker to transfer the migrants which occurred without incident allowing the Cape Brasilia to continue on its voyage to Texas.

The Cape Brasilia, managed by Columbia Shipmanagement, enrolled in Amver on February 3, 2008.

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