NATO Warship Rescues Eight Seamen in Gulf of Aden

On Friday, 21 February 2014, NATO warship HNLMS EVERTSEN rescued 8 Yemeni seamen who were found in the water in the Gulf of Aden.

Earlier that morning, an automated distress call was received by the UK Coast Guards in Falmouth, United Kingdom, indicating that a ship was in distress off the north-eastern coast of Somalia. Using the position listed in the distress call, a Japanese maritime patrol aircraft was able to locate the beacon 50 nautical miles north of Qandala, Somalia. HNLMS EVERTSEN, which was patrolling in the area, immediately proceeded to the position.

At 13:22 local time, HNLMS EVERTSEN was able to locate 8 survivors in the water who were clinging to what appeared to be the debris from a small merchant vessel. The crew of EVERTSEN immediately took the survivors on board to give them medical attention. The medical condition of the rescued crew is not yet known.

The survivors constituted the entire crew of Yemeni vessel M/V Horana which was sailing from Mukalla, Yemen, before it sank into the Gulf of Aden.

NATO, February 24, 2014

 

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< May 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

The event will provide valuable insights from conference sessions, great networking opportunities and will offer…

read more >

FPSO Brazil Congress 2019

Charging ahead with 24 planned orders by 2022, Brazil has once again solidified its status as one of the world’s foremost oil and gas leaders…

read more >

Nor-Shipping 2019

Nor-Shipping’s conference and event programme is tailored to deliver the knowledge, value and networking to help you build your business.

read more >

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Conference 2019

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Conference is the world’s only international conference…

read more >