CHINESE TUNA FISHING VESSEL AGROUND ON MAURITIUS REEFS NEAR PORT LOUIS

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Chinese longliner LU RONG YUAN YU 588 ran aground on reefs of Pointe-aux-Sables, west of Port Louis, Mauritius, on Mar 7, probably being caught in rough seas. Fishing vessel issued distress signal and, understood, requested evacuation. Helicopter was scrambled to assist, witnesses reported distress flares fired from the vessel. Evacuation is hampered by rough weather. 
Longliner LU RONG YUAN YU 588, IMO 9708655, GT 357, built 2013, flag China, owner RONGCHENG YONGJIN AQUATIC CO.,LTD, Shandong (WCPFC).

Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on Mar 07, 2021 at 17:36.