Casualties – VOLGO-BALT 179 sinks with fatalities – 11.03.2021
On Thursday 11th March, 2021 around 0440 hrs local time the vessel VOLGO-BALT 179 with 13 crew sent out a distress call while she was on her way to Constanta, Romania from Russia in a storm with 4 metres swell. One of the vessels that deployed in response to the call was the diving support […]
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Spanish Fishing Vessel FRANCISCO Y CATALINA crisis with 51 rescued immigrants – July 2006.
On Friday 14th July 2006 the Spanish Gill Netter FRANCISCO Y CATALINA rescued 51 irregular migrants, all thought to be of Eritrean nationality, and attempted to seek permission to land them in Malta. Malta had refused permission on the basis that Malta had not been the territory closest to the point of recovery by the […]
Casualties – Update of BOURBON RHODE – Fourth crew member recovered – 02.10.2019
Bourbon confirmed on Wednesday that the body of a fourth crew member has been recovered following the sinking of the tug BOURBON RHODE last week. Only three of the 14 crew members have been rescued as the search continues for seven mariners still missing. The body of the fourth mariner was discovered on Tuesday and […]