M/V HHL ELBE - Rescue Operation

06 Oct 2014
by Marlow Navigation



On the 30th August 2014, a Swedish couple were sailing on a catamaran in the Red Sea, when they were unexpectedly struck by a storm. The window of the catamaran broke allowing water to enter the boat. Unfortunately, the life raft which was on the boat was not secured well on the deck and was lost during the storm. The only option left was to use the rubber boat to abandon the sinking catamaran. They were sailing for 12 hours with no water and exposed to the hot sun.

Luckily, they saw a vessel in the distance and started firing flares into the sky for attention!

The vessel M/V HHL ELBE which was sailing in the Red Sea saw the firing flares and approached the rubber boat for assistance. The Captain and crew of M/V HHL ELBE helped the couple board the ship and provided them with all necessities like clothes, food and medication. The survivors had signs of nausea and dehydration. The crew accommodated the couple and were able to disembark and return home at the next convenient port. Congratulations to the crew of M/V HHL ELBE for the smooth operation during this unfortunate incident.



Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned and trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning 14 countries, with over 1,150 shore-based staff, 15,800 crew on board managed vessels and 25,000 active seafarers in the employment pool, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability and client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services at Marlow have over the past four decades broadened to fully-fledged maritime activities, including full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, crew management, crew recruitment, training and safety, offshore services, as well as finance and administration.

These are provided out of management offices in Limassol, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Mumbai, Oman and Hong Kong, together a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies, state-of-the-art maritime academies and international naval training centres.

Marlow Navigation (Corporate Head Office)
Worldwide crew & ship management

Marlow Building
13 Alexandrias Street
3013, Limassol, Cyprus

Telephone: +357 25882588
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