containershipAN Algeciras-bound containership made a heroic rescue when a yacht found itself in dire straits nearby.

The massive cargo ship diverted its route to approach the castaways after hearing distress signals at 9:05am on October 29.

The crew rescued the two sailors on board and hauled them to safety.

The Japanese vessel had been sailing from Cape Town to Algeciras and conducted the rescue 400km off the Canary Islands.

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