Thursday, April 4, 2013

Amver ship saves crew of sunken bulker

The Amver participating tanker Alpine Marie came to the rescue of the Atlantik Confidence, another Amver enrollee, after it caught fire and sank off the coast of Oman.

According to a report in Tradewinds, the Liberian flagged Atlantik Confidence suffered an explosion in the engine room which resulted in a hull breach. The crew was not able to extinguish the fire and the captain ordered them to abandon ship.

The Panamanian flagged tanker Alpine Marie rescued the crew and transferred them to another tanker, the YM Pluto. The U.S. Navy Maritime Liaison Office in Bahrain reported the Atlantik Confidence sank.

The Alpine Marie enrolled in Amver on September 8, 2010. The Atlantik Confidence enrolled in Amver on January 19, 1996.

There were no reports of any pollution and the crew was reported to be safe.

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