On Monday, July 19, the M/V Seaboard Ranger collaborated with The Joint Search & Rescue Center (JRCC) of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG) to rescue a stranded fishing boat with three people on board off the coast of St. Lucia. The vessel diverted its course towards the boat’s direction, and the crew performed emergency procedures once the fishermen were located.
Seaboard Marine’s Director of Fleet Operations, Captain Policarpo Mauricia, said, “Our crew is mindful of the fact that Seaboard Marine’s trade lanes often encounter distressed boaters and are quick to offer assistance whenever possible.”
The rescued fishermen boarded the vessel, and their boat was saved. Upon examination by the medical staff, it was confirmed all survivors were in good health. The fishing boat was hooked to the vessel, and the rescued were taken to the Castries Harbor in St Lucia, where they were placed in the care of the local coast guard.