Ocean Viking in position 35 20 N 014 49 E assesses the distress situation: the white fiberglass boat is unseaworthy, overcrowded, with about 30 people on board seeking assistance without lifejackets nor lifesaving appliances, all persons exposed to the elements. This is a case of force majeure (ref.SOLAS Art. IV) imposing to retrieve persons in danger of being lost at sea, as stipulated by the relevant International Maritime Conventions.