MV ALADIN rescues 8 lives from sinking ship

Sovereign Global Solutions Group owned and operated vessel MV ALADIN rescues 8 lives from sinking ship.

On the evening of Saturday 13th May 2017, SGS Group vessel MV ALADIN carried out a successful search and rescue operation in the Gulf of Aden, rescuing all 8 crew members after their ship sank.  

AL MUBARK, a 340-gross ton, 40 meter Yemeni owned livestock carrier, was on her way from Djibouti to Aden when she suddenly started to take on water 20 nautical miles east of the Djiboutian coast in international waters.  The Djiboutian Navy contacted ALADIN, who was only 9 miles from the reported sinking dhow enroute to Aden, and requested she provide urgent assistance to help rescue the crew.

Making best speed, ALADIN immediately altered her course to rendezvous with the stricken vessel, and arrived on scene in less than 1.5 hours with searchlights blazing.  Upon arrival, ALADIN found the vessel had already sunk, and the 8-man crew had abandoned ship and were drifting in one small skiff, holding 5 anxious crew, and one upside down life raft containing the other 3 crew.  The ALADIN crew wasted no time in rescuing all 8 persons aboard, where they were well looked after,  fed and reassured.

After contacting the owner in Yemen, it was agreed to take the 8-man crew (6 Yemeni and 2 Indian nationals) safely on to Aden in Yemen, where they were safely disembarked and handed over to the owner’s agents. 

ALADIN was then free to continue with her vital mission to transport war-torn migrants from Aden to the safety of Berbera in partnership with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), where so far she has helped evacuate 127 vulnerable Somalis fleeing the present conflict in Yemen.

Press Releases

Sovereign Global’s Diving Division completes another successful Search & Recovery Operation

Sovereign Global Djibouti’s Commercial Diving Division has completed another successful Search & Recovery operation in the Port of Djibouti.  Providing the only internationally certified and accredited commercial diving solutions in Djibouti, the company has gone from strength to strength providing vital maritime services such as...

SG Djibouti’s Recreational Diving Division gets ready for Whale Shark Season

Exciting times are here in Djibouti as the Whale Shark season approaches!  We have been fortunate to be able to complete repairs on our Motor Yacht (MY) Deli, giving her a new engine as well as replacing some of her older bits and pieces in order...

Defence Reform Advisor Democratic Republic of Congo

Sovereign Global UK have received an excellent feedback report from the British Embassy, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Providing Defence Reform Advice the report says Sovereign Global’s team deliver ‘excellent communication and we have an excellent working relationship that is professional in its approach and...

Sovereign Global Group attains ISO 9001

On 7 September 2017, Sovereign Global (SG) Group successfully attained the Quality Management System (QMS) International Standard ISO 9001:2015 with their new internationally respected certificating body, TUV Nord. TUV Nord auditors conducted in-depth audits of SG Offices and found we conformed to the international QMS standard...