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Coastguard suspends Cemfjord crew search in Pentland Firth

The search for the missing crew of the cargo ship Cemfjord in the Pentland Firth has been suspended. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said that by last light on Sunday nothing had been found. The bulk carrier had a crew of eight – seven Polish nationals and one Filipino. It capsized before sinking. The […]

Posted by: on Jan 05, 2015 read more

Saved Filipino chef says Bulk Jupiter capsized, sank off Vietnam for unknown reasons

The rescued chef of the Bahamas-flagged cargo ship Bulk Jupiter, from which 16 out of 19 crew members remain missing after the vessel was wrecked off southern Vietnam last Friday, has said that it listed to one side and sank for unknown reasons. Rojas Angelito Capindo, 43, the ship’s cook, who is the only survivor […]

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Rescued chef of Bulk Jupiter refuses to offer more info, says ‘tired’

A unit under Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center (Vietnam MRCC) on Saturday interviewed Angentito Rojas,42, who is said to be the chef of Bulk Jupiter, which sank off Vietnam’s southern coast on Friday, by telephone. Rojas was rescued by Muttrah OLNG tugboat on Friday and was received by SAR 413 early Saturday morning. […]

Posted by: on Jan 04, 2015 read more

Vietnam saves 1, recovers 2 bodies of crew aboard wrecked Bahamas-flagged Bulk Jupiter

Vietnamese maritime rescue forces on Friday saved one sailor and found two bodies of the crew of the ship Bulk Jupiter that was wrecked the same day in the East Vietnam Sea, some 150 nautical miles from the southern Vietnamese city of Vung Tau. The 56,000 ton cargo ship of Bahamas nationality with 19 Philippine […]

Posted by: on Jan 03, 2015 read more

Gearbulk-Owned Ore Carrier Sinks Off Vietnam

Only one crew member from the 190 meter-long bulk carrier Bulk Jupiter has survived after the ship unexpectedly sank 150 nautical miles off the coast of Vietnam. According to Gearbulk – the owner of the vessel, she departed fully-loaded with a cargo of 46,400 metric tons of bauxite from Kuantan, Malaysia on 30 December with […]

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Pakistani Fishing Boat Self-Detonates After Being Chased by Indian Coast Guard

The Indian Defence Ministry reports the crew of a suspect Pakistani fishing boat from Keti Bunder, near Karachi, took dramatic measures to avoid being boarded following an interception around midnight of December 31 in the Arabian Sea. After initial attempts to evade the Indian Coast Guard, the boat halted upon the firing of warning shots by […]

Posted by: on Jan 03, 2015 read more