Woods Hole Research Ship Aids in Mediterranean Rescue

Atlantis at dock in Woods Hole. Image courtesy of John Paul Tolson, NOAA Ocean Service

CapeCodOnline: Only 12 hours into its 15-day mission on the Mediterranean Sea, the Woods Hole research vessel Atlantis put science on the back burner when a mayday call came in late Friday, the vessel’s captain said in a ship-to-shore interview with the Times on Sunday [November 7].

An emergency call relayed by the Greek coast guard around 9 p.m. reported a fishing boat in distress about 40 miles away.

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