Fishing Vessel Rescue

Posted 21 April 2012

A deployed US Navy P-3 Orion crew assisted in the rescue of ten Taiwanese fishermen on 21 April 2012, approximately 700 miles off Guam. US Coast Guard Sector Guam received an initial alert from the Hsin Man Chun, a seventy-foot-long Taiwanese fishing vessel that was on fire. Coast Guard officials then contacted the Orion crew, which located the vessel and spotted eight crew members in a life raft with two crew members still on the vessel's bridge. The P-3 crew deployed two life rafts and survival kits to assist the fishermen. The Hsin Man Chun crew was later rescued by a passing cargo ship. The Orion crew is assigned to Patrol Squadron 1 (VP-1) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington.

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