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NYK Car Carrier Rescues Sailors Adrift off Malaysia

September 3, 2010

 On August 27, Goliath Leader, an NYK car carrier (Flag: Bahamas; Gross Tonnage: 57,692 tons; Captain: Sarkis Movsesyan), rescued 18 sailors adrift in a lifeboat in the South China Sea off Malaysia.

 The NYK vessel was sailing from Laem Chabang, Thailand, to Singapore at around 8 a.m. (local time) on August 27, 2010, when the vessel came across sailors in a lifeboat in the northeast sea off the Malay Peninsula. Rescue operations were immediately set in motion, and all 18 sailors were rescued.  

 The sailors had evacuated from their troubled vessel to a lifeboat in the South China Sea, and after being rescued, disembarked in good health from Goliath Leader at Singapore on the next day, August 28.
 
 
·           About Goliath Leader
Captain:            Sarkis Movsesyan
Flag of registry: Bahamas
Crew:                23 Bulgarians, Ukrainians, Filipinos, and Romanians
                           (including the captain)
Gross Tonnage: 57,692 tons
Type of vessel:  Car Carrier
 
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