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  • 5 September 2012

    Signalmen of Russia’s Northern Fleet (NF) destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov heading in the Celtic Sea on Sept 3 noticed a distress… [mappress] Source: rusnavy, Septembar 5, 2012

  • 15 June 2015

    Canadian Navy’s HMCS Whitehorse responded to a request for assistance from Amora Mia, a 75-foot pleasure vessel, which had reported an engine room fire at approximately 1 p.m. on June 10, 2015. When HMCS Whitehorse arrived, the fire had been extinguished but the vessel was adrift with no propulsion. The four crew members of Amora […]

  • 21 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    In what is obviously a response to the massive international search and recuse effort for the missing Argentine Navy submarine ARA San Juan, the German Navy published an article on its site, outlining the various systems and procedures put in place to protect submariners should a German Navy submarine ever get in danger. As described by the […]

  • 10 May 2012

      The Finnish Coastguard reported to Falmouth that they had received a satellite telephone call from a sailor aboard a Finnish registered yacht reporting that himself and a friend were in a distress situation aboard their 35 foot yacht. The yacht and the two sailors departed the Azores on the 7th May. Their position is […]

  • 22 November 2016

    The U.S. Navy has shared a report of its guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) helping three Iranian mariners in distress in the Persian Gulf on November 18. According to the U.S. Navy, Nitze received notification from aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) of a small fishing vessel in distress. Once Nitze’s crew […]

  • 29 August 2014

    Nine passengers were successfully rescued by the elements of Philippine Coast Guard from a distressed motor boat in El Nido, Palawan last Friday, August 22.   Lady Chen motor boat reportedly left Brgy. Barunganan, Linapacan, Palawan around 8:00 of the same day but encountered engine trouble three hours later while enroute to Taytay, Palawan. The […]

  • 27 May 2015

    On 17 May 2015, during a counter-piracy patrol in the Arabian Sea, EU Naval Force warship, ITS Grecale, came to the assistance of a tug after it had put out a SOS distress call. The tug had developed engine failure whilst en route from the UAE to Somalia and was drifting in open waters. Upon […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Industry news

    As announced by the U.S. Department of Defence, Bulova Technologies Ordnance Systems, L.L.C., Mayo, Fla., is being awarded a $9,835,448 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for MK 80 distress signals and MK 79 distress signal kits. The MK 80 is an illuminated signal used by downed aircrews or personnel in life rafts as a distress signal. The […]

  • 2 June 2015

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crew and embarked Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 “Red Lions” rendered assistance to a mariner, who had been alone at sea for more than 30 days aboard his 35-foot sailboat, in the Pacific Ocean more than 400 nautical miles off the coast of Honolulu, May 31. The 70-year-old man […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command (URC) teamed up with Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) for a four-day submarine rescue exercise in late October at the Navy’s Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) off the coast of Ketchikan. “The exercise demonstrated the Navy’s ability to conduct an underwater rescue of a submerged submarine in […]

  • 28 March 2013

    The US Coast Guard is standing down their response to a vessel with nine people aboard approximately 500 miles southeast of Bermuda, Wednesday. Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders initially received an emergency position-indicating radio beacon distress signal at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 registered to the 109-foot catamaran, Mouse Trap. The Mouse Trap’s crew had […]

  • 21 December 2011

    Naval personnel attached to SLNS Wasaba of the Northern Naval Command rescued 12 Indian fishermen when their trawlers were run aground in the seas off Delft Island on 19th December 2011 while Naval personnel attached to SLNS Elara of the same Command rescued 06 Indian fishermen in a trawler run aground in the seas off […]

  • 16 February 2015

    On 5 February, while conducting maritime security and counter-terrorism operations under Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force CTF-150 in the Gulf of Aden, the French frigate Guépratte quickly responded to an incident, transporting a critically injured seafarer to Djibouti. At 9:20pm, as Guépratte was about to transit the Bab-el-Mandeb straight into the Red Sea, […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) rescued distressed mariners at sea, February 7. Ike received a distress call via bridge-to-bridge communications from the U.S.-flagged sailing vessel (S/V) Selket. The vessel was located 40-miles from Miami, with reports of a broken mast and smoke in the engine room. Due to the state […]

  • 16 April 2014

    While patrolling in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin provided emergency medical assistance for a heart attack victim on a French fishing vessel.   The French Fishing Vessel (FV) Cape Saint Vincent called for assistance late on the night of the 10th of April. The French Joint […]

  • 18 July 2014

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued 5 Indian who were in distress in the seas off Nainativu Island on 17th July 2014.   The rescued persons were handed over to Kayts police for further action. On many occasions, Sri Lanka Navy has rescued Indian fishermen in distress on humanitarian grounds. [mappress] Press Release, July 18, 2014; Image: […]

  • 23 January 2013

    Royal Australian Air Force crews have helped save the lives of 13 people onboard two vessels at the opposite ends of Australia over a two-day period. In the first incident, an AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and its specialist crew located a vessel in distress with 12 people onboard about 520 nautical miles north-east of […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Three foreign nationals were rescued by the personnel of Coast Guard Station El Nido and the Philippine Navy immediately after receiving a distress alert from a motor yacht that went dead on water 35NM southwest off Malampaya gas field, Palawan. According to Coast Guard Action Center, the United Kingdom registered M/Y Simone sent a distress […]

  • 22 April 2015

    The Spanish Navy’s patrol boat Serviola (P-71) was called in for an emergency aboard Moisés Daniel fishing trawler. One of the vessel’s crew members needed immediate medical attention. The patrol vessel received a distress call from the trawler on Friday, which was five miles away from its position. Once in the vicinity, Serviola offered assistance, and transferred the […]

  • 3 November 2016

    Search and Rescue (SAR) of persons in distress at sea is one of the noblest acts that is undertaken by coastal nations in a systematized manner. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) – A National Authority for Maritime SAR services in Indian Search and Rescue Region (ISRR), which spans over an area of 4.6 Million Sq […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Maritime security leader the AdvanFort Company announced on Wednesday that it has volunteered for service in the piracy-infested waters in and around the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean as part of the U.S. Coast Guard-coordinated Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (Amver), whose members assist any nearby vessel in distress. The AdvanFort fleet, which […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division’s (NSWC PCD) Search and Rescue (SAR) crew responded to an urgent marine alert Oct. 23, from Coast Guard Sector Mobile concerning a kayaker who became adrift in rough seas about four miles offshore from Phillips Inlet in Panama City Beach, Fla. According to NSWC PCD Executive Officer Cmdr. […]

  • 28 June 2013

    Mariners aboard USNS Seay (T-AKR 302) rendered assistance to a commercial vessel in distress while underway in the Indian Ocean, June 25.  Raptor, a 49-foot, Australian-flagged catamaran, radioed Seay, a Navy ship assigned to Diego Garcia-based Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Two, indicating they had five crew members aboard of various nationalities, and that all were […]

  • 1 February 2012

    Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ALCSG) assets responded to a distressed Iranian fishing dhow in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 31. At 12:37 p.m. local time, an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 and embarked on aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), spotted the disabled Iranian […]

  • 22 October 2013

    Guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) conducted a Safety-of-Life-at-Sea operation rescue Oct. 20-21 for a fishing vessel, 200 nautical miles off the coast of Ecuador in distress and stranded for 10 days. The crew of the 14 meter vessel and four other small crafts in tow, […]

  • 24 April 2012

    A P-3 Orion from Patrol Squadron (VP) 1, in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard’s District 14, assisted in the rescue of 10 Taiwanese fishermen April 21, 700 miles off the west coast of Guam. At approximately 4:30 p.m., local time, Coast Guard Sector Guam received an initial alert from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio […]

  • 4 July 2014

    Three recreational fishermen are grateful for the crew of HMAS Launceston who came to their aid off the Northern Territory coast this month.   The Armidale class patrol boat (crewed by Assail One) was conducting a routine maritime security patrol in the vicinity of Luxmere Head at dusk on Sunday, 22 June when it responded […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In an operation conducted yesterday, October 13, the German Navy’s frigate Schleswig-Holstein rescued 207 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. The action started when the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (I.M.R.C.C.) requested EUNAVFOR MED Task Force operating in the Central Mediterranean to intervene in possible boats in distress in International waters. Schleswig-Holstein received instructions to approach […]

  • 30 January 2017

    The U.S. Navy said on January 29 that one of its destroyers helped a stranded Iranian dhow on January 27.  Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) responded to a distress call from an Iranian-flagged dhow and provided assistance to the 75-foot stranded dhow by supplying 17 gallons of diesel fuel. The Iranian vessel was […]