Bulk Argentina Rescues Sailors in Distress

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Bulk Argentina, a bulk carrier operated by NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Line, rescued three people from a sailing yacht in distress on June 9 off the coast of Peru.

 

Bulk Argentina was sailing between Chile’s port of Patache and China’s port of Fangchenggang on June 8, when the ship received a distress call from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) indicating that a nearby yacht was taking on water approximately 170 nautical miles from the ship. In coordination with MRCC, the ship proceeded at full speed toward the yacht and rescued three sailors.

 

The sailors were given food and fresh water, and as directed by MRCC, transferred to another containership headed to France.

  

About Bulk Argentina

Captain: Trinh Trung Kien

Flag: Panama

Crew: 20 seafarers (Vietnamese)

Gross Tonnage: 30,816 tons

Type of Vessel: Bulk Carrier

Shipowner: Hayama Shipping Ltd.