M/T PATRIS RESCUED 9 PERSONS FROM VESSEL IN DISTRESS EAST OF MADAGASCAR
On 01/01/2014 at 17:40 UTC, vessel Patris IMO 9180138 (under CHANDRIS HELLAS management) on her voyage from Juaymah Saudi Arabia to Galveston lightering area USA, received instructions from MRCC Antananavivo to divert from her original course (Patris' position: lat: 16 22 S long: 052 58 E at 17:00 UTC - abt 250 nm east of Madagascar) and proceed to psn: 17 36.4 S - 054 06.6 E (abt 70 nm away) for rendering assistance to M/V Peace (call sign XUFE2 - Cambodian flag) that was in distress.
On 02/01 06:12 UTC, all the crew of M/V Peace safely boarded Patris, total 9 persons (5 persons of Chinese nationality & 4 persons of Myanmar nationality) - all in good health.
On 02/01 06:54 UTC, vessel received confirmation from MRCC reunion that she is clear to resume her passage.
The rescued persons will be disembarked passing Cape Town opl on abt 09th Jan 2014