Click on the photo below and you’ll see basic details of 1979-built LNG carrier LNG Virgo.  

Click on the image below, and you’ll find a 9-minute video with details of a boatload of refugees rescued by LNG Virgo in the South China Sea and what happens 30+ years later.

Lauren Vuong, one of those refugees, writes:  “I was seven years old when my family was rescued from the South China Sea in June 1980.  We were part of the “Boat People” crisis.  We were ten days at sea, lost and depleted of food, water and fuel.  Barring a miracle, death was an imminent certainty.  That miracle appeared in the form of a liquefied natural gas carrier flying the American flag, LNG Virgo, an image that forever cemented itself in my mind as being synonymous with life and freedom.”

Lauren, now making a documentary about their rescue, has a GoFundMe site if you want to help.  Recently Lauren was at SUNY Maritime at an LNG conference.

Lauren’s story reminds me of an email I got a few years back and shared here;  it involves a rescue conducted by a tug that went on to work in the sixth boro.