Korean Destroyer Rescues Cargo Ship, Crew and Passengers

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On September 2, a Korean destroyer rescued a merchant ship which was drifting for the past three days due to a damaged fuel tank.

What happened?

UKMTO had informed the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Headquarters in Bahrain that a Yemeni merchant ship ‘MV Asad Addin’ had been drifting for three days due to a damaged fuel tank.

The CTF 151 immediately tasked the closest unit to the area, ROKS Dae Jo Yeong, to conduct SOLAS operation.

Crew and passengers rescued:

There were 32 crew and 37 passengers onboard the vessel, 5 of which were sick for several reasons, including bone fractures and pneumonia. All of the were provided immediate medical assistance, water, and fresh food by the medical team and crew of ROKS Dae Jo Yeong.

Towed to harbour:

The merchant vessel was towed to a harbour where coordination between Yemeni Coast Guard officials and CMF ensured a safe handover of the crew to the Yemeni Coast Guard and onward travel to further provide medical assistance.

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Source: Combined Maritime Forces

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