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To the rescue: Yenisei River helped save four sailors.

One of Gazprom Marketing & Trading's (GM&T) newest deliveries has picked up four sailors after their yacht began flooding off western France.

The Dynagas-owned 155,000-cbm newbuilding Yenisei River, which was delivered in July, braved moderate to rough seas to go to the aid of the yacht Caprea which was taking in water.

The ice-class ship, which had just left the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal with a re-export cargo, received distress calls from both the Caprea and the local coast guard at 1640 local time on Wednesday.

GM&T and Dynagas said that at 1645 the Yenisei River altered course and proceeded at full speed towards the yacht reaching Caprea about two hours later.

"It was clear that the sailing yacht and her crew were in imminent danger" the companies said.

Four persons, of Swiss and Dutch nationality, were transferred to Yenisei River and taken care of onboard by Captain Arvind Saran and his crew.

They were airlifted off the vessel by helicopter shortly after allowing the LNG carrier to resume its passage.

Source: TradeWinds
By Lucy Hine in London
31 October 2013, 16:04 GMT


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