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Seafarers from the burning car carrier Sincerity Ace were rescued in “horrific” conditions according the Master of the Green Lake one of four vessels that came their aid after an alert from the US Coast Guard.

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has released pictures and video of the rescue operations undertaken for the car carrier Sincerity Ace which suffered a serious fire in the Pacific on 31 December 2018.

A containership operated by Ocean Network Express (ONE) successfully rescued a distressed sailor on board a yacht within hours of receiving a distress call.

A hapless Filipino fisherman stranded in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean, more than 400 nautical miles from Philippines coast, caught a lucky break when he was rescued by the crew of MISC liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Seri Begawan recently.

On December 24, the crew of the Wallem-managed vessel MT Troviken took part in a rescue along with the Venezuelan coast guard at Puerto Jose Anchorage.

An Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)-operated LNG carrier rescued a crew member from a fishing boat that was wrecked in the North Pacific Ocean.

South Korea’s government has on Thursday unveiled a KRW2.9trn rescue package for cash-strapped Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).

All vessels face an imperative to rescue distressed people at sea, setting aside political and commercial considerations, says the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF).

An NYK containership came to the rescue of seven Filipino fishermen on 3 October.

ICS has published Guidance on Large Scale Rescue Operations at Sea, in response to the migration crisis “necessitating commercial ships to rescue tens of thousands of migrants and refugees during 2014”.

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