MOL announced that on September 22, the MOL-operated car carrier Primrose Ace rescued a castaway in Gulf of Thailand (about 30km off the west coast of Thailand).
Twelve crew members were rescued from a sinking a cargo vessel ‘MSV Krishna Sudama’ by the Indian Coast Guard, in the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast, officials said on Sunday.
ECSA and the ETF wrote to EU Vice President Margaritis Schinas and Commissioner Ylva Johansson, voicing their grave concern about the humanitarian crisis on board the oil tanker Maersk Etienne.
The incident comes after the migrants have been left stranded on the ship for over a month, following the responsible authorities’ failed attempt to find a solution to safely disembark them.
96 migrants were rescued by Greek coast guards in a nighttime rescue operation as the yacht carrying them partially sank in the Aegean sea, possibly due to overload.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put seafarers around the world in precarious situations. Travel restrictions mean some cannot leave their ships, be repatriated home, or even get urgent medical assistance.
Prevention is better than cure, especially when it comes to accidents at sea. Having survival craft available is a given for any law-abiding seafaring vessel, as is having survival craft that are maintained, repaired and tested by competent personnel.
On 31st December, Tuesday, the MSC Cruise Ship, Orchestra, was on its way to Mauritius for New Year’s Eve, when during early hours of the day, a passenger was reported to have gone overboard.
The U.S. flagged merchant vessel Maersk Kinloss rescued three Iranian mariners Dec. 18. The Maersk company informed NAVCENT of the rescue of the mariners, who had been stranded at sea for several weeks.