The EVER DELUXE, a container vessel
of the Evergreen Line fleet and
captained by Captain Wen-Yau Hwang, assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in the
rescue of the fishing vessel LUCKY I. The fishing vessel has been off the
coast of San Francisco, CA without engine power for a week. The incident
took place September 25.
The USCGC STEADFAST, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter, arrived on-scene
and made attempts to repair the engine and generator with no success.
Placing the safety of fellow mariners ahead of commercial considerations,
Evergreen postponed the labor order at Oakland, and proceeded to lend
assistance. The STEADFAST towed the vessel to San Francisco eventually
relinquishing the tow to USCGC TERN, an 87-foot patrol boat.
"The cooperation the crew of EVER DELUXE extended to the United States Coast
Guard demonstrates the Evergreen commitment to maritime safety and upholds
the highest traditions of mariners," said Thomas Chen, president of
Evergreen America Corporation, U. S. Agents for Evergreen.