At 2300B MV Ocean Viking is in contact vhf ch.08 with MISKAR GASFIELD platform. They informed us that they have recovered 68 persons on their deck. They also informed us they are not in contact with Malta RCC.
At 2305B MV Ocean Viking called via Sat Phone Malta RCC (0035621809279), updating about the above case. We inform them that our ship has the capacity to recover all of the people, to provide medical care and to transfer them to a place of safety in a reasonable period of time and we are equipped with a Hospital and a Morgue. Malta RCC responds that for Malta RCC there is no need of assistance from M/V Ocean Viking. And that Malta RCC will contact directly with MISKAR GASFIELD to arrange the disembarkation of survivors.
At 2310B MV Ocean Viking is in contact vhf ch.08 with MISKAR GASFIELD platform to update on the above situation. MISKAR GASFIELD copies the information and thanks M/V Ocean Viking for the willingness of assistance and the support.”