P&O Vessel Rescues Fisherman
On January 10, 2004, the P&O Nedlloyd Palliser, while en route from Savannah to Philadelphia from New Zealand, rescued four fishermen of the F/V Warrior IV during inclement weather and winds of up to 40-knots off the Coast of South Carolina.
Upon receiving the Warrior's distress call at 1500 and relaying the message and position of the sinking ship to the U.S. Coast Guard, P&O Nedlloyd Palliser's Master, Captain Martin Goertz and the ship's crew successfully rescued the Warrior's crew an hour later. The Warrior's crew members safely landed in Philadelphia.
The P&O Nedlloyd Palliser and her six sister ships of 4,100 teus are the largest reefer container ships in service with 1300 reefer plugs. These ships provide a premier weekly, fixed-day service connecting Australia and New Zealand with the Caribbean, the East coast of North America and Northern Europe.