AMSA Rescues 24 Seafarers Rescued Off The Coast Of Perth From Japenese Vessel
With the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), 24 seafarers are rescued successfully from a Japanese fishing vessel that caught alight off the coast of Perth.
On July 16, 2019, around 7.45am, AMSA received an alert from the Japan Coast Guard stating that the Myojin Maru No. 8, was in distress after a fire broke out on board. The vessel was approximately 1030km west of Perth.
According to the reports, 24 crew members were abandoning the vessel into lifeboats.
A distress priority broadcast to shipping was issued by AMSA’s Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) and tasked our Perth based Challenger rescue jet to assist with the search and rescue operation.
The Japan Coast Guard around 10.30am updated JRCC to advise that the crew of the vessel had been successfully rescued by the FV Seifuku Maru 88.
All crew members were reported to be safe and uninjured. AMSA will continue to liaise with the Japan Coast Guard and the vessel owners to confirm details of the vessel fire and determine any pollution and environmental impacts.