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M/T Rizopon Launches Yet Another Immigrant Rescue Operation

30 September 2015

On September 28, 2015, 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 150 immigrants. The 133 men, 10 women and 7 children were found aboard an inflatable boat in the waters between Italy and Libya. The M/T Rizopon approached the inflatable boat and tied it to the side of the ship. The crew offered the immigrants food, water and milk, and remained at the site until the Italian coastguard vessel arrived to pick them up.

Once again, we are proud of the Captain, Officers and crew and we congratulate them for the way they handle such incidents, which unfortunately take place often in the waters between Italy and Libya.

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