Posted: February 12, 2018
M/V Norfolk rescues four sailorsBy Noah Myrus
Master, M/V Norfolk
On the evening of February 4, 2018, while 700 miles east of the Windward Islands, the M/V Norfolk received a satellite call from the Fort DE France MRCC requesting assistance for the distressed sailing vessel Moflete.
The next morning at daybreak, the Norfolk rendezvoused with the S/V Moflete. The sailing vessel had damaged rigging and was unable to sail.
M/V Norfolk was to supply diesel fuel and antibiotics to the S/V Moflete. The M/V Norfolk was then released from assistance by the MRCC and resumed its voyage.
A short while later, a distress call was received from the S/V Moflete via VHF radio. The crew of the Moflete advised that the sailboat was taking on water and that they needed to abandon ship.
With great teamwork and tremendous determination, the crew of the M/V Norfolk was able to snatch the four sailors from the clutches of the sea in rough conditions.
Captain Noah Myrus, master on the M/V Norfolk, with the four sailors rescued from the S/V Moflete.
The officers and crew of the M/V Norfolk with sailors rescued from the S/V Moflete.
Chief Engineer Jim Brown with one of the sailors rescued from the S/V Moflete.
The M/V Norfolk rescued four sailors from the S/V Moflete, which was taking on water in rough conditions.
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