U.S. Coast Guard video shows the rescue of 36 crew from a fishing vessel which caught fire 3332 km southwest of Hawaii. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Video captures sea rescue drama
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The U.S. Coast Guard co-ordinated the dramatic rescue of 36 crew members from the Papua New Guinea-flagged commercial fishing vessel Glory Pacific No. 8 which caught fire some 3332 kilometres southwest of Hawaii on Saturday (October 24), media said.
Coast Guard staff on duty in Honolulu responded to a request from the Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand to help another commercial fishing vessel, Lomalo, which had gone to the rescue.
The crew of the Glory Pacific No. 8 abandoned their burning ship in two boats and several life rafts, media said.
Video released by the Coast Guard showed the rescue of the crew members, filmed from a C-130 Hercules aircraft.
They are seen boarding the Lomalo, which was in the area and diverted to help.