FIRBANK

A rescue of Vietnamese refugees in 1978 when on charter to EAC as SIBONGA

Some of the children rescued

The boat hoisted on deck

NOTE: This rescue was 1978, and in 1979 the same ship, with Captain Healey Martin picked up 1002 survivors from 2 boats, an incident which hit the world headlines. A 40 year reunion was held recently. ( See the articles and reports elsewhere on this site)

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