On July 14, the vessel received an emergency call for help while sailing to port of Gioia Tauro, Italy after transiting the Suez Canal.
The vessel immediately set a course for the given position and rescued 336 people in the afternoon.After that, all of them were handed over to the coast guard at the port of Augusta in Sicily island in Italy on July 15
.-- About Hermes Leader --
Captain: Ivan Ivanov
Crew: 33 seafarers Gross
Tonnage: 71,177 tons
Type of Vessel: Car carrier
Ship management: Stamco Ship Management (Belgian, Filipino, Dutch, Greek)