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Israel Ship, En Route to U.s., Aids Spanish Seaman in Distress on High Seas

The Zim-Israel passenger liner Jerusalem, due here tomorrow with 300 passengers from Haifa, Naples and Marseilles, will be about 36 hours late, scheduled now to arrive about noon Wednesday, because the ship has gone hundreds of miles out of its way to aid an injured sailor aboard a Spanish vessel, officials of the Zim Israel Navigation Company said today.

The Jerusalem’s skipper, Capt. Tuve T. Smulensk, received a distress message Saturday night, while at sea, from a Spanish freighter, the Conde de Fontanar, which had called for help because it had no medical facilities to care for a sailor who had been hurt seriously in a fall. Capt. Smulensk immediately went to the aid of the Spanish sailor. The Jerusalem has a surgeon and a well equipped hospital aboard.