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AoS chaplain describes 'humbling meeting' with migrant rescue ship captain
AoS chaplain describes 'humbling meeting' with migrant rescue ship captain

An AoS port chaplain has described a poignant meeting with the captain of a ship that rescued hundreds of migrants lost at sea in a small boat. Steve Willows went on board the ship, mv Erasmusgracht, which berthed at Immingham Docks in Lincolnshire recently. He met Captain Joop van Zadel, the Dutch master of the ship, who recounted how he and his crew saved 393 Syrian refugees in the Ionian Sea in 2014. On 5 December 2014, the ship received a call from Italian coastguard asking them if they could assist a boat with people on board who needed assistance.

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