Seafarers recently came to the aid of stranded boaters in the Pacific, approximately 150 miles off the California coast. Chief Steward Samuel Sinclair provided these photos from the MV Jean Anne (Pasha Hawaii) along with the following notes: “The boat was drifting at sea for days and was spotted by 3rd MATE Jim Marren. The captain notified the U.S. Coast Guard. Our ship made a Williamson turn and we maneuvered to allow the distressed boat to drift up alongside. ABs threw mooring line to the castaways in order to secure them. After roping down much-needed water and provisions, the Jean Anne waited until the Mexican coast guard came to take over responsibility. The people in the boat were Mexican citizens trying to gain access to the U.S. Their motor gave out, resulting in the boat drifting aimlessly in the Pacific. The SIU crew professionally performed duties in this humanitarian rescue.”
The SIU crew included Bosun Thomas Johnson (who was instrumental in securing the smaller boat to the Jean Anne), AB Shaif Alomary, AB Samuel Lampshire, AB Mohamed Saleh, QE4 Yahya Mohamed, QEE Stephen Roberts, GVA Ahmed Ahmed, GVA Abdulla Saleh, Chief Steward Samuel Sinclair and Chief Cook Tammy Bingisser.