06/17/2023 02:17 AM EDT
HONOLULU — Coast Guard, Rescue Coordination Center Tahiti, and merchant vessel Baker Spirit crews rescued a mariner in distress 1,210 nautical miles north of Tahiti, Friday
BAKER SPIRIT is a Crude oil tanker built in 2009 by NANTONG RONGSHENG SHIPBUILDING – SHANGHAI, CHINA. Currently sailing under the flag of Bahamas. Formerly also known as TOSKA, TOSCA. It’s gross tonnage is 83545 tons. Her length overall is 274.5 meters and she is enroute to Honolulu.
Many thanks to all on the ship, the USCG and all mariners who helped with this remote rescue.
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BOLO NE of Marquesas, French Polynesia:
Vessel: “SMILES ROWBOAT”, MMSI 338399051, U.S. flag
UPDATE: June 16, 2023
New coordinates: Coordinates from his PLB:
07 59.93 S
130 53.93 W
Detected at 15Jun23 1952 UTC