NYK car carrier conducts rescue operation in the Mediterranean.

On July 14th, Hermes Leader, a car carrier vessel operated by NYK Line, rescued 336 people in the Mediterranean Sea after receiving an emergency call for help. The vessel was originally sailing to the port of Gioia Tauro, Italy when the call was received and immediately adjusted course to rescue those stranded. All those rescued were then taken to the port of Augusta in Sicily and handed over to the coast guard.

About Hermes Leader:

Captain: Ivan Ivanov

Flag: Bahamas

Crew: 33 seafarers (Belgian, Filipino, Dutch and Greek)

Gross Tonnage: 71,177 tons

Type of Vessel: Car Carrier

Ship Management: Stamco Ship Management