Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Update- Amver Ship Adrift Off Alaska

Captain C. Thanga Swamy, master of the APJ Suryavir, reported to Amver his crew had made repairs to the ship's engines and were no longer in distress. "Please cancel below distress message sent earlier, vessel no longer in distress, normal working resumed..." said the Captain.

The APJ Suryavir reported there were adrift approximately 540 miles south of Adak, Alaska when the weather became very rough and they stated they may have to abandon ship. While the Coast Guard launched a C-130 aircraft, the Amver participating container ship Maersk Altair was also diverted to assist if necessary.

The crew of the APJ Suryavir remains in contact with Coast Guard search and rescue authorities.

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