Accidents in enclosed space on ships are common. It is very Important for a rescue operation team to follow correct rescue procedure when taking out the victim from the confined space.
Though rescue of illegal migrants is a legal and humanitarian obligation under the international maritime law, there have been incidents that have posed serious threat to the safety of the ship and its crew. A ship’s captain presents his view through real incidents on rescuing migrants at the sea.
Rescue efforts have been launched by SAMSA MRCC to assist retrieve a foreign vessel that was reportedly in distress off the eastern coast of South Africa near Port St Johns on Wednesday evening.
Watch the amazing rescue operation of the crew members of Cambodian vessel M/S SILVA when it listed to 35 – 40 degrees due to shifting of deck cargo in 2003. Checkout video of the rescue operation inside the article.