Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Amver ship Bright Ruby sinks in South China Sea

An Amver participating bulk carrier, the M/V Bright Ruby, sank in the South China Sea 350 miles off the coast of Hong Kong, according to a news report from Tradewinds today, November 22, 2011. 14 crewmen have been rescued in what is being reported as a "... major search and rescue operation" involving rescue assistance from Hong Kong and Vietnam.

The Bright Ruby was reportedly on a voyage from Malaysia to China when it encountered heavy seas. 14 crewmen have been rescued. Seven crewmen remain missing.

You may remember the Bright Ruby was hijacked by pirates for 37 days back in 2008.

The South Korean flagged bluker enrolled in the Amver safety network in 1987 and earned 15 awards for participation.

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