SIBONGA RESCUE REUNION

On 21st May 2019 there will be a reunion at the Nightingale Nursing Home in Dungannon N.I. where the Captain, Healey Martin lives.  He suffered a stroke in 2003 but is well cared for at the home.

The co-ordinator is Maxine Tran who was a 4 year old girl when rescued.  Her email is maxinetran@gmail.com and she would welcome hearing from anyone who has an interest.

Here is a report on another meeting between Healey and a girl called Ann, who was 15 at the time of the rescue

Vietnamese girl thanks Tyrone hero who plucked her from sea in 1979

Healey Martin with Ann Bates, one of the Vietnamese rescued by his vessel SS Sibonga in 197955
Healey Martin with Ann Bates, one of the Vietnamese rescued by his vessel SS Sibonga in 1979

By Cate McCurry