Ocean Viking sends email to LYJRCC and informs that she will proceed towards reported boat in distress:

” … Please be advised that Ocean Viking has altered course and is proceeding towards the possible distress position. We are approx. 21nm away and we are doing 13,5kts. We will continue to inform this RCC with any updates

Legal reference:

“The Master of a ship at sea which is in a position to be able to provide assistance, on receiving information from any source that persons are in distress at sea, is bound to proceed with all speed to their assistance, if possible informing them or the search and rescue service that the ship is doing so. This obligation to provide assistance applies regardless of the nationality or status of such persons or the circumstances in which they are found …” (Source: SOLAS Ch V Reg 33.1)