rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Search for Missing Bulgarian Sailors Ends

© K. Faasse / MarineTraffic.com

The Norwegian authorities on Thursday suspended wider search and rescue operations for two Bulgarian sailors who officials say fell overboard from a cargo ship in the Norwegian Sea, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said.

The two-helicopter rescue operation began around 400 kilometers southwest of the town of Bodo in the early afternoon on Thursday, but activities were severely hampered by bad weather - high winds and eight-meter-high waves, the ministry said.

"According to the Norwegian Joint Rescue Coordination Center, under the current climatic conditions there is no chance for those who have fallen into the water to survive for such a long time," the ministry said in a statement.

The crew of the Stara Planina cargo ship consists of 19 people - 18 Bulgarian citizens and one Ukraine citizen.

The ministry said the operation, which began after the incident was reported to the Norwegian authorities by the Stara Planina's captain, would not be resumed on Friday while the Norwegian police were investigating the case.


(Reporting by Angel Krasimirov Editing by Leslie Adler)

Jan 3, 2020

 

Bulk Carriers

Baltic Index Falls To Over Three-Year Low

© Alex Stemmer / Adobe Stock

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index fell to its lowest level since April 2016

CMB Targets Zero CO2 Emissions by 2050

(Photo: CMB)

Belgium-based shipping group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) announced it will invest in new

Capesize Index Marks Biggest Weekly Loss in 21 Years

© Otmar Smit / Adobe Stock

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index fell to an over three year low on Friday

Casualties

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Three MIssing Mariners

The search for three missing mariners was called off on Monday after two towing vessels collided on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, La., Sunday, the U.S.

Three Missing After Tug Collision

The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for three crew members missing following a collision between two towing vessels on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123

Containership Loses Steering After Engine Room Fire

(Photo: KOTUG International)

A containership lost steering off the coast of Mozambique on Monday after its crew put out an

Maritime Apps