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Rescue at Sea: What Happens When the Freighter Arrives

By Cruising World Magazine — last modified Feb 21, 2014 02:41 PM
Should you ever request a “ship-assisted rescue,” prior planning and clear communications will be the keys to a ­successful operation.

Published: 2013-02-21 00:00:00
Topics: Cruising Information , Safety and Medical

Rescue at Sea: What Happens When the Freighter Arrives

The four crew aboard the 46-foot-long Elle were rescued by Amver-participating container ship Oleander, 160 miles northwest of Bermuda, on Nov. 6, 2011. The sailboat had lost power in severe weather.: © Chris Melrose, NOAA c/o Cruising World

Cruising World explore the nitty gritty of this form of rescue and likely scenarios should you have to decide whether or not to accept help from a freighter.

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