Containership Reportedly Sank in the Red Sea After Catching Fire
October 16, 2022
The container ship under the flag of Panama reportedly sank in the Red Sea about a week after a cargo hold fire.
When the TSS Pearl caught fire last Friday, October 7, the Saudi Press Agency was the first to report it. At the time, the ship was about 123 nautical miles northwest of the Port of Jizan. All 25 members of the crew jumped ship and were managed to pick up by nearby ships.
According to Japan's NYK Line, the pure car and truck carrier Orion Leader saved eight seamen soon after midnight local time on October 6 after getting an emergency call about a burning cargo vessel. The sailors were moved by Orion Leader to the bulk ship St. Dimitrios, which was also helping with the rescue. Accident management consulting According to information provided by WK Webster today, the ship sank about 186 miles (300 km) southeast of Port Sudan, and numerous containers were floating close by.
The Instagram page @salvage_and_wreck posted the below video early in the week:
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Rafidain Shipping and Tehama Shipping Services, both of which have offices in Dubai, are listed as the TSS Pearl's owners and managers in the Equasis database. The event is another addition to the sector's never-ending effort to put out containership fires. The problem is frequently misdeclared freight.
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