July 3 1981, my first cruise and on our way to Hong Kong a distress signal was made from a ship in the South China sea near Hong Kong about 0330. The TOWERS was pulling into Hong Kong on this morning. As the TOWERS approached the area of the signal we had learned it was a KOREAN merchant ship that had an explosion, the ship did sink. The TOWERS picked up about 30 Korean merchantman that night, all onboard were saved. BTFN KIM translated all matters of the incident to the CO. Donations of clothes and blankets were needed to accomadate the Korean's. I knew from that moment on the TOWERS was the ship for me.
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