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Reefer in distress heading for the Falklands; scheduled to arrive Saturday morning

Saturday, May 6th 2017 - 07:44 UTC
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A Panama flagged merchant vessel with a crew of 42 sailing in the South Atlantic sent a distress call following “a massive intake of water” in one of its holds, but will attempt to reach the Falkland Islands on its own means, according to a Friday report from the Argentine navy. Read full article

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  • DemonTree

    Anyone know if it got there okay?

    May 07th, 2017 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mollymauk

    No, it didn't get here OK. Reported on local radio this evening that the ship was abandoned in the early hours of Sunday morning, and was sinking, but all 42 crew safe, transferred to another vessel.

    May 08th, 2017 - 02:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Yeah, there's an article on here now saying the same. It's a pity they couldn't get the ship to a port but at least the crew are all safe.

    May 08th, 2017 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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