Statement – 15 Sep 2014
EPIC ST. MARTIN INVOLVED IN SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATION IN PHILIPPINES
Singapore September 15, 2014 – During the night of September 13 to 14, 2014, the crew of our vessel Epic St. Martin came to the aid and rescue of the passengers of the ferry Maharlika II, which sank in bad weather in the central Philippines.
As one of three vessels involved in the search and rescue operations, our crew was able to bring a total of 56 survivors to safety, despite the rough sea conditions that night. Sadly, two fatalities were among those taken on board our vessel. According to media reports a number of people are still missing.
We are deeply saddened by this incident and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the families and friends, who have lost loved ones.
At the same time the Board of Directors and Management team of Epic Gas thank Captain Kirby C. Magdadaro and his crew on board the Epic St. Martin for their heroic efforts and for demonstrating excellent focus and skills to perform this perilous operation.
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. 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.