AMVER ship rescues three in water off Costa Rica

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(WASHINGTON) — The AMVER participating bulk carrier Navios Sagittarius rescued three people from the water approximately 33 miles off the coast of Costa Rica on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

According to a report submitted to the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System center, Navios Sagittarius witnessed people in the water and the bridge team activated the man-overboard alarm while the master requested the ship slow to maneuvering speed. The crew then lowered a lifeboat and safely rescued the three people from the water. Once the survivors were on board, the ship resumed its voyage to Balboa.

No other details are known at this time.

Navios Sagittarius, managed by Navios Shipmanagement of Piraus, Greece, enrolled in AMVER on April 12, 2009.

By Professional Mariner Staff