Norwegian Flagged Amver Ship Rescues 2

Two sailors were rescued by an Amver ship after their 34 foot sailboat was apparently struck by another cargo vessel 140 nautical miles off the coast of North Carolina on October 16, 2009. The sailors, one Canadian and the other Swiss, were sailing from New Jersey to Saint Martin when they encountered bad weather. "The winds were blowing over 30 knots and visibility was down to three knots," a survivor stated, "I had gone below to retrieve some foul weather gear and when I came back up we were hit." The sailboat was demasted and began taking on water after it was struck. The sailors immediately began calling for help on the radio and launched a flare. The crew of the Norwegian flagged container ship, Star Ismene, saw the flare and notified United S
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