Chinese trawler saves Peruvian crew, is credited for upping safety in international waters

Published on
November 20, 2017

A Chinese fishing company is trumpeting its contribution to safety at sea after the rescue of a Peruvian crew in international waters.

The “Zhou Yu Number 8” trawler, owned by the Zhou Yu subsidiary of state-run firm China National Fisheries Co. (CNFC), helped rescue a five-man Peruvian crew on the “Chapi 2” vessel when it ran into trouble some 200 nautical miles off Peru’s coast in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean.

In a detailed account of the rescue circulated to the media by China’s Ocean and Fisheries Bureau, the “Zhou Yu Number 8” crew rescued a famished “Chapi 2” crew before calling for help from the “Pu Yuan 801” transport vessel, which travled out the South American fishing base of the Zhou Yu Company. 

The rescue shows the contribution of Chinese vessels to maritime safety, according to the Ocean and Fisheries Bureau. 

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