Container vessel rescues 197 migrants


Hanjin-BostonThe Reederei NSB-managed Hanjin Boston picked up 197 African migrants on the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday night taking taking them to Italy, where they went ashore.

The Hanjin Boston, a container vessel managed by German-based Reederei NSB, was on her way from the Suez Canal to New York when, on April 25th at 01:30, the MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Center) in Rome asked the captain to assist a sinking fishing boat.

The boat carried 197 migrants from various African countries, all of whom were unharmed and safely taken aboard the Hanjin Boston between Libya and Crete. Once all migrants were aboard, they were given an initial medical examination and the ship sailed to Lampedusa. Here the migrants disembarked without problems on Tuesday morning (26th  April).

Reederei NSB would like to thank Captain Zbigniew Kazimierz Orlowski and his crew for saving these men, women and children.

“The crew did their utmost to ensure that all of the migrants were taken care of as best as the conditions onboard allowed,” said a company spokesman.