The LNG carrier was en route from the port of Balboa, Panama, to the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in the US when the small boat was found.

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The rescued sailors had left from Port Limon, Costa Rica, on May 7 to deliver fuel to another boat. However, they experienced engine trouble on May 8 and as a result they drifted at sea for the next few days.

The four sailors were in good health, and on May 18 they disembarked from the LNG carrier Marvel Falcon at Sabine Pass to be processed by relevant authorities.