Daring Rescues at Sea – Soundings Online

As Tropical Storm Sally gained strength, a container ship and the U.S. Coast Guard saved six sailors in two daring sea rescues.

On Sunday, September 13, the container ship COSCO Malaysia was in the Gulf of Mexico when she received a distress call from a sailboat approximately 130 nautical miles west of Florida.


The container ship’s captain located the sailboat, Yes Dear, and maneuvered his 1,096-foot vessel into position so his crew could hoist the four sailors aboard. The COSCO Malaysia then reversed course to Tampa Bay, Florida, where she had started her journey, and disembarked the four sailors.


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