Wallem vessel rescues six fishermen

The Captain and crew of the Wallem-managed vessel the KSL Seoul rescued six fishermen after their boat was involved in an accident and subsequently capsized on Saturday (9th June).

The KSL Seoul was passing through the Mindoro Strait en route to Port Walcott in West Australia when the crew spotted the capsized fishing boat, the Sister Reds with six Filipino fishermen clinging onto its hull.

The KSL Seoul immediately notified the Philippine coastguard and the local Maritime Rescue Coordinating Council (MRCC) and changed course to approach the boat. The six fishermen were rescued and pulled safely onboard the KSL Seoul using life rings and cargo nets. All those rescued were thankfully in good health. One fisherman suffered minor cuts and was treated in the ship’s hospital.

After the rescue, the KSL Seoul diverted to the rendezvous position with the Philippines Coast Guard ten nautical miles north of Cabra Island. Early the next morning, all six fishermen were safely transferred to the Coastguard vessel, the Cape San Agustin, and the KSL Seoul resumed its intended voyage to Australia.