In the late evening of Saturday 7th May, whilst at Macapa anchorage, the 3/O on the bridge of UBC SACRAMENTO heard calls coming from overboard.
poor visibility, the Master and 3/O were able to identify two people clinging
to a capsized boat which was drifting down river with the current. The MOB alarm was immediately raised and the
crew onboard UBC SACRAMENTO prepared the rescue boat for launching. At the same
time, the Fazedinha Pilot Station was informed by the Master.
after the rescue crew began the search and rescue operation, the two men in
distress were located and safely recovered from the water. The two men returned
with the rescue crew to UBC SACRAMENTO, shaken but grateful to have been
rescued. A short while later, both men were
picked up by the Fazedinha Pilot boat.
and thanks to the Captain and Crew of UBC SACRAMENTO!