All 21 crew members on the Panamanian ship Kokuka Brave, one among two ships reportedly hit within the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, deserted their vessel, the Singapore-based Bernard Schulte Transport Administration (BSM) firm mentioned in an announcement.
One of many sailors on board was injured within the incident, BSM added.
The second ship concerned within the incident is the “Entrance Altair,” which was on hearth on Thursday morning.
The incident is being investigated by the UK Marine Commerce Operations (UKMTO), a maritime safety sharing conduit managed by Britain’s Royal Navy.
Here is the total assertion:
BSM Ship Administration (Singapore) has launched a full-scale emergency response following a safety incident on board our managed merchandise provider the Kokuka Brave within the Gulf of Oman earlier right this moment (June 13, 2019).
The 21 crew of the vessel deserted ship after the incident on board which resulted in harm to the ship’s hull starboard aspect.
The grasp and crew deserted ship and had been rapidly rescued from a lifeboat by the close by vessel Coastal Ace.
One crew man from the Kokuka Brave was barely injured within the incident and is receiving first support on board the Coastal Ace.
The Kokuka Brave stays within the space and isn’t in any hazard of sinking. The cargo of methanol is unbroken.
BSM’s high precedence is the wellbeing of the 21 crew on board our managed vessel. The Coastal Ace is within the neighborhood at a secure distance from the Kokuka Brave.
The vessel is about 70 nautical miles from Fujairah and about 14 nautical miles from the coast of Iran.
The Coastal Ace is now awaiting directions from the UK Marine Commerce Operations which is responding to the incident.
BSM Ship Administration is monitoring the scenario within the Gulf of Oman carefully and can situation one other assertion when we have now factual info.