On Monday, October 18, 2010, at approximately 10:23 p.m local time., as Legend of the Seas was sailing in the Taiwan Strait, it received a distress call from the Panama-registered freighter Xin Yi. Legend of the Seas noted the position and set a course towards the location.
Legend of the Seas was the first ship to arrive at the distressed ship, which was sinking. Faced with very rough seas and heavy winds up to 75 miles per hour, crew members onboard Legend of the Seas immediately began search and rescue operations. Once the Taiwan Coast Guard arrived at the location, they began assisting with air and sea searches. For 12 hours, together with the Taiwan Coast Guard, Legend of the Seas was able rescue three of the crew and assist in the rescue of another nine of the of the cargo ship’s 22 crew members.
At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the ship was advised by the Coast Guard that they would assume control of the search for the remaining four missing crew members. Legend of the Seas resumed its journey to Hong Kong with three of the rescued sailors onboard.
Legend of the Seas is currently on a 14-night itinerary that departed Tianhin, China, on Thursday, October 7 and will concluded in Hong Kong, on Thursday, October 21.