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M/T Rizopon Launches Illegal Immigrant Rescue Operation

18 February 2014

On February 17, 2014 M/T Rizopon launched a rescue operation of 123 illegal immigrants following the instructions of the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Center. The illegal immigrants, of whom sixteen were women, were found aboard an inflatable boat in the waters between Italy and Libya. Despite the rough weather conditions the operation ran smoothly and the immigrants were safely rescued from our vessel. The crew provided all immigrants with first aid, dry clothes, water and food. On February 18, 2014 the immigrants were delivered to the Italian Port Authorities. We are very proud of our Master, Officers and crew for their good seamanship and the successful rescue operation.
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