search and rescue

Watch: Medevac from container ship in heavy fog

The US Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old man from a container ship about 46 miles west of San Luis Obispo, California, on Friday. The captain of the motor vessel Hyundai Jupiter contacted requested assistance for a crew member who reportedly suffered injuries from a 16-foot fall onboard. 

SAMSA rescues 62 stranded sailors

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) successfully rescued 62 crewmembers, as their fishing vessel sunk off the Atlantic ocean. According…

Do you know what GMDSS stands for?

What would happen if an emergency took place onboard a ship in the 18th century? Probably the sailors would send a Morse code to indicate any kind of distress to the coast or nearby ships. As you can understand, such a message is not easy to decipher. Luckily, modern shipping has the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) to rely on. Let’s take a look at its history and how it can be used.

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