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April 11, 2014
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"K" Line Pure Car Carrier(PCC) Cooperates with Rescue of 199 Refugees in Mediterranean Sea north of Tripoli

Grand Race, Pure Car Carrier (PCC) operated by “K” Line, rescued 199 refugees in Mediterranean Sea north of Tripoli at request to rescue refugee by MRCC Italy(*). In compliance with the request, the vessel immediately headed for the position and successfully rescued 199 refugees at 5:50 (local time) on April 9. Once refugees were onboard, the vessel crew served a light meal to them and treated some of them who were slightly injured. They safely disembarked at Pozzalo port in Italy on April 10 before dawn.

About “Grand Race”
Captain:              Willy A. Doruelo
Flag:                   Panama
Crew:                 20 (Filipinos)
Gross Tonnage:   50,309 tons
Type of Vessel:    Pure Car Carrier

(*)MRCC Italy : Maritime Rescue Coordination Centers Italy

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