Posted on August 14, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
The Cyprus-flagged Bulk Carrier, SASEBO GLORY, has been implicated in a collision that sank the Taiwanese fishing vessel, Yilan Quanyi Cai No. 1 during the early morning hours of August the 3rd.
The alleged incident occurred at approximately 01:00 am, in the waters off the eastern coast of Taiwan, while the bulk carrier was en route from China to Argentina.
According to the report, the bulk carrier crashed against the fishing vessel, which had a crew of 6 seafarers on board at the time.
As a result of the alleged collision, the fishing vessel sank, while the 6 crew members on board the ship, 5 of which were Indonesian nationals, all went missing.
Local maritime authorities have been trying to locate both the fishing ship and the missing seafarers but have met with limited success.
The Japanese Coast Guard have located a shipwreck in the area and managed to discover a life jacket floating nearby but have failed to successfully identify the vessel.
Reports suggest that the hull of the vessel has been broken to such an extent, that identification is impossible.
The Sasebo Glory is currently underway, transiting through the Indian Ocean and is expected to reach San Lorenzo, Argentina on September the 10th.