Friday, July 1, 2011

Splendour of the Seas Rescue


Today I have an image taken in December 1999. At first look, it appears to be a few people in silhouette, watching the sunrise in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, it’s more dramatic than that. We are searching for one missing person from a 3,000 ton cargo ship that sank a few hours before. We had already rescued 11 people from two life rafts, but the Captain of the ship was not among them. That was the person we had been looking for all night. The rest of this story can be read at Splendour of the Seas Rescue.

6 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh what a sad outcome... truly.

Montanagirl said...

The photo is beautiful.

Montanagirl said...

P.S. I just went back to read the the story. Very sad indeed.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Life at sea can be beautiful, but it can also be difficult when things like this happen. Although we usually don't know others we meet at sea, if they are in distress we will do whatever possible to help them. Personally, I have lost family members, colleagues, and friends at sea. It is never easy.

Elaine said...

A very sad outcome, but wonderful that 11 were rescued.

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

Photo with great impact, on all the reasons ...
I regret the losses caused by the sea.

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