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FPSO Crew Rescues Trapped Sea Turtle

June 9, 2016

  • A free turtle – mission accomplished (Photo: Teekay)
  • Cidade de Rio das Ostras Rescuers untangling the sea turtle from the net (Photo: Teekay)
  • Freeing the sea turtle (Photo: Teekay)
  • The turtle is freed from the fishing net and swimming away into the waves (Photo: Teekay)
  • A free turtle – mission accomplished (Photo: Teekay) A free turtle – mission accomplished (Photo: Teekay)
  • Cidade de Rio das Ostras Rescuers untangling the sea turtle from the net (Photo: Teekay) Cidade de Rio das Ostras Rescuers untangling the sea turtle from the net (Photo: Teekay)
  • Freeing the sea turtle (Photo: Teekay) Freeing the sea turtle (Photo: Teekay)
  • The turtle is freed from the fishing net and swimming away into the waves (Photo: Teekay) The turtle is freed from the fishing net and swimming away into the waves (Photo: Teekay)
Shortly after lunchtime on June 5 onboard FPSO Cidade de Rio das Ostras, a crew member spotted a sea turtle trapped in a fishing net drifting on the surface of the waves.
 
A report was made immediately after the sighting and after a brief meeting, a decision was made to launch Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) to attempt to save the trapped sea turtle. Supervised by Chief Officer M. Slotwinski, the FRC made its way to the rogue fishing net. 
 
Thanks to the crew members’ quick actions, they were able to reach the turtle in time, liberate it from the net and release it back into the ocean. The fishing net in which the turtle was trapped was then taken onboard the vessel and dumped in an appropriate waste container as per regulations.
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