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The vessel was sailing westward in the Mediterranean Sea toward the Strait of Gibraltar when the ship received a request from Greek authorities to rescue those in distress. Rhea Leader immediately sailed to the scene and saved 37 people. All persons were in good health and disembarked safely at 19:40 on the same day at the port of Paleochora, Crete.

Rhea Leader

Captain: Dobre Bogdan
Flag: Japan
Crew: 23 seafarers
Gross tonnage: 63,004 tons
Type of vessel: Pure Car and Truck Carrier
Ship management: NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd.