Warship Saves Disabled Motor Boat Mid-Gulf of Aden

Press Release
Monday, September 10, 2012
Adrift in the Gulf of Aden with ESPS RELMAPAGO in the background: Photo credit EUNAVFOR

EU Naval Force warship 'ESPS Relampago' rescues 68 people in a drifting open boat.

ESPS Relámpago, currently operating as part of the EU Naval Force – Operation ATALANTA, fighting piracy off the Somali Coast, rescued 68 people after finding them adrift in a small boat in the middle of the Gulf of Aden.

The stricken vessel was first sighted from the air by a Japanese maritime patrol aircraft, and after hearing the report, ESPS Relampago, launched her helicopter to locate the boat, whilst the warship proceeded at best speed to provide humanitarian asistance.

On arrival at the scene, marine engineers from the Spanish warship boarded the boat and carried out an inspection of the vessel’s engine, which, due to it’s very poor condition, failed to start desite several attempts by the crew.

As the boat was 100 nautical miles from the Somali coast, the decision was taken to tow it to the port of Boosaaso, and at the same time much needed food, water and medical assistance was provided.

After the resuce, which lasted over 24 hours, all of the 68 people were safely disembarked at Boosasso port, in north Somalia.

ESPS Relamgago has now contined her counter piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden.








 

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