NYK Vessel Rescues 336 in the Mediterranean

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 29, 2015

NYK Car Carrier

NYK Car Carrier


On July 14, Hermes Leader, a car carrier operated by NYK Line, rescued 336 people in the Mediterranean Sea.

On July 14, the vessel received an emergency call for help while sailing to port of Gioia Tauro, Italy after transiting the Suez Canal. The vessel immediately set a course for the given position and rescued 336 people in the afternoon.

After that, all of them were handed over to the coast guard at the port of Augusta in Sicily island in Italy on July 15.

-- About Hermes Leader --

Captain: Ivan Ivanov
Flag: Bahamas
Crew: 33 seafarers
Gross Tonnage:   71,177 tons
Type of Vessel: Car carrier
Ship management: Stamco Ship Management
(Belgian, Filipino, Dutch, Greek)

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