A vessel operated by leading carrier Ocean Network Express (ONE) has aided a combined rescue operation, saving 6 crew members from a sinking coastal vessel in the Eastern Gulf of Aden.
The incident occurred on June 20, 2019, while the NYK EAGLE was travelling to the Port of Rotterdam.
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As part of the rescue, the container ship joined Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) and regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres, completing a safe operation.
According to a statement, NYK EAGLE was navigating the ocean when it received a request from CMF to assist a sinking vessel nearby.
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In addition to the six crew members rescued from the ship, two others were airlifted to safety by a Japan Navy helicopter.
Following its role in the rescue, NYK EAGLE sailed to Djibouti to disembark the sailors before resuming its sea passage to Rotterdam on June 22, 2019.