Saturday 9th June 2018, the Captain and crew of the Wallem-managed vessel the
KSL Seoul rescued six fishermen after their boat was involved in an accident
and subsequently capsized.
KSL Seoul was passing through the Mindoro Strait en route to Port Walcott in
Australia when they spotted the capsized fishing boat, the ‘Sister Reds’ with
six Filipino fishermen clinging onto its hull.
KSL Seoul immediately notified the Philippine coastguard and the local Maritime
Rescue Coordinating Council (MRCC) and changed course to approach the boat.
The six fishermen were rescued and pulled
safely onboard the KSL Seoul using life rings and cargo nets. All those rescued
were thankfully in good health. One fisherman suffered from minor cuts and was
treated in the ship’s hospital.
the rescue, the KSL Seoul diverted to the rendezvous position with the
Philippines Coast Guard ten nautical miles north of Cabra Island.
the next morning, all six fishermen were safely transferred to the Coastguard
vessel, the Cape San Agustin, and the KSL Seoul resumed its intended voyage to