Ocean Viking reports the distress alert given by the aircraft Colibri 2 about a white fiberglass boat overcrowded and unsuitable for navigation in high seas with approximately 40 persons on board. Ocean Viking informs that she called MTRCC via Sat Phone and acknowledges that the operator copied the information. Ocean Viking informs that she will proceed to the assistance of the persons in distress:
“There is a reasonable certainty that the persons on board are threatened by grave and imminent danger of being lost at sea and require immediate assistance.
MV Ocean Viking is proceeding towards the target, about 20NM away, ready to provide assistance.
MV Ocean Viking will keep you informed.
Please acknowledge receipt of this message and inform of your SAR action plan.