Crew of 1,000-foot container ship rescue sailor in distress 990 miles west of the Columbia River

Crew of 1,000-foot container ship rescue sailor in distress 990 miles west of the Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore., — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of  a sailor in distress more than 990 miles west of the Columbia River by utilizing the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue system, Tuesday. Responding to the AMVER request, the crew of the 1,098-foot container ship Oocl Utah altered their course to retrieve the distressed sailor, safely took him aboard the ship and is currently transporting...