Bulk Carrier Rescues Fishermen Off Manila

A bulk carrier picked up four fishermen stranded at sea on June 12 off the coast of Manila, the ship’s operated NYK said.

The Singapore-flagged CSK Zephyr, owned by Tai Chong Cheang Steamship Co. (Shanghai) Ltd., was sailing from Port Hedland, Australia, to Caofeidian, Tangshan in China, when its crew spotted four fishermen clinging to their boat, which had reportedly capsized in bad weather.

The master of the 108,362-gross-ton bulker immediately informed shore management, the Philippine Coast Guard, and the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Center, and the four men were brought on board.

The rescued fishermen are said to be in good health and have been transferred to a Philippine Coast Guard vessel.

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