Crown Sapphire Responds to a Distress Call

Crown Sapphire, a specialized reefer ship operated by NYKCool AB and owned by NYK Reefers Ltd. (both wholly owned subsidiaries of NYK Line), rescued two people from a sailing yacht in distress approximately 100 nautical miles southwest of Bermuda.

The vessel was sailing between San Antonio Este, Argentina, and the U.S. port of Wilmington, Delaware, when the ship received a distress call on its VHF indicating that a nearby yacht was taking on water.

In coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, Crown Sapphire altered course and proceeded at full speed toward the scene about 15 nautical miles away. The sailing yacht was spotted, and both people in the yacht were safely rescued and taken on board Crown Sapphire.

During the rescue operation, swells of 5–6 meters were experienced. The two sailors were in good health and disembarked from Crown Sapphire at the port of Wilmington.

 

March 14, 2014

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