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Another Successful Search & Rescue Operation for M/T Rizopon

15 April 2016

On April 13, 2016, following the instructions of the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Center, Aegean's ASM tanker M/T Rizopon, while drifting off Zawia, launched a rescue operation of 235 immigrants (6 babies, 111 female, 118 male). The 235 immigrants were found onboard two rubber boats, in the waters between Italy and Libya. Nationalities declared by the immigrants are as follows: Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Guinea, Soudan, Cameroun, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Somailia, and Senegal. M/T Rizopon approached the two boats, safely collected all immigrants on board and resumed her voyage to Caglierim Sardenia (Italy) following the instructions of the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Center. The crew offered the immigrants food, water and milk. On April 14, 2016 M/T Rizopon reached her destination port and delivered the immigrants to the Italian Authorities.
This is the fifth successful rescue operation for the M/T Rizopon.
Aegean Shipping is proud of our Captain, Officers and crew and we congratulate them for their good seamanship and gallant efforts!
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