Statement – 25 Nov 2014
EPIC BALI INVOLVED IN SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATION OFF ITALY
Singapore November 25, 2014 – On November 21, 2014, the crew of our vessel Epic Bali came to the rescue of migrants in distress off Italy.
Search and rescue operations involved 5 rescue boats and 4 ships in coordination with the Italian Coast Guard. Our crew brought a total of 78 survivors to safety and at least 93 more were rescued by another vessel. Sadly, there are unconfirmed reports that a number of people remain missing.
The Board of Directors and the Management team of Epic Gas thank Captain Hector Jude A. Petingco and his crew on board the Epic Bali for their excellent work in assisting the humanitarian efforts and saving lives at sea.
About Epic Gas
Epic Gas, headquartered in Singapore, owns and operates a fleet of fully pressurised gas carriers providing seaborne services for the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas and petrochemicals. Including newbuildings, the company controls a fleet of 47 vessels which serve the international gas and petrochemical supply chains of leading oil majors and commodity trading houses throughout Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.