The Luxembourg-flagged Bourbon Rhode – crewed by 14 Ukrainian, Russian, South African, Filipino and Croatian seafarers – sank on September 28 after it was hit by the category 4 hurricane “Lorenzo”.
The three survivors of Bourbon Rhode’s crew arrived yesterday in Fort de France on board the French Navy frigate “Ventôse”. They were welcomed by civil and military authorities, and by BOURBON representatives.
The bodies of our two mariners were recovered at sea last night and transferred on the French navy “Ventôse” frigate. BOURBON stands by the seafarers’ families and is fully mobilized to support them in this terrible time.
Rescue operations are continuing to find the other crew members, with significant maritime and air search resources deployed by the French and American authorities.