I remember the incident well, as I was lucky enough to be on board for the 2019 World Cruise.
It was exciting, really. The captain announced that the ship was reversing her course in response to a distress call from a sinking ship. And off we raced into the gathering night. By the time we arrived it was pitch dark, and the light of the rescue boat as it plunged down to the bumpy waves and then up and down on its way to the invisibly sinking ship seemed very small and lonely. The whole complement on board, I swear, was hanging onto the nearest rail, gazing raptly. First, we saw the distant, tiny light of the lifeboat carrying the survivors of the foundered craft, and then the nail-biting slowness with which the light of the rescue boat approached.
The two lights merged. There was a sense of unseen activity, and then the rescue boat was plunging back to the ship. She arrived, and everyone cheered. Never had a rescue crew and their saved men received such a welcome, I am sure.
And here is what the BBC had to say about the sailor from Devon who commanded the rescue: