ESC’s security team rescued castaways from pirate waters 29.09.2014

On the 30th of August 2014, ESC’s security team on board a cargo vessel, operating under Liberia flag, saved one Swedish and one Russian citizen who were drifting on a small rubber boat in pirate waters. The couple was sailing from Croatia to Thailand, while after only six days in the middle of the Red Sea their catamaran sank rapidly. Since the incident occurred in High Risk Area Security Team had to evaluate overall situation, to ensure that the particular situation is not fake, simulated by potential pirates. STL made a decision to advise Master that the rescue operation can be executed without any additional risk to the Vessel or Crew.

“In spite of the fact that it was pirate water, the captain and his crew, after long and thoughtful research, rescued us from a probably sure death.

One of the reasons the captain was able to make such a decision, was the security from ESC. We feel that their presence made it possible for us to get rescued and survive.

These three men met us with professional respect. Even as long as we were suspected persons we felt safe in their closeness. We felt they had 100% control over them self and over the situation. Also, during the trip through pirate water, we felt very safe with them onboard.

We just want to send a special thanks to them and wish them the best, and at the same time congratulate you for having these guys in your fleet!”           

Stefan & Lana Jerkander