HMCS Whitehorse Assist Vessel in Distress

Canadian Navy’s HMCS Whitehorse responded to a request for assistance from Amora Mia, a 75-foot pleasure vessel, which had reported an engine room fire at approximately 1 p.m. on June 10, 2015.

When HMCS Whitehorse arrived, the fire had been extinguished but the vessel was adrift with no propulsion. The four crew members of Amora Mia were brought on board HMCS Whitehorse for safety reasons.

HMCS Whitehorse was conducting coastal operations, including costal surveillance, along the coast of British Columbia when it responded to the stricken vessel. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was also coordinating assistance. The rescue took place approximately six nautical miles east of Robson Bight.

Amora Mia was towed by HMCS Whitehorse and handed over to an inshore rescue boat near Port McNeill, B.C.

Image: Canadian Navy

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