62 Rescued from Remote South Atlantic Island After Research Vessel Sinks

62 Rescued from Remote South Atlantic Island After Research Vessel Sinks

62 Rescued from Remote South Atlantic Island After Research Vessel Sinks

Mike Schuler

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October 23, 2020

Crew participants of the MFV Geo Researcher show up on the SA Agulhas II by helicopter.

All sixty-two individuals that aboard a Belize- signed up research study vessel when it sank recently in the remote South Atlantic Ocean get on currently their method house securely, the South African Maritime Safety Authority has actually reported.

The sixty-two are staff participants of the vessel Geo Searcher, which struck rocks and also sank regarding mile from Gough Island on October 15. SAMSA sent off the SA Agulhas II to save the stuck seafarers, the majority of whom were South Africans.

SAMSA stated the seafarers were saved by helicopter from Gough Island.

The SA Agulhas II is currently heading to Tristan Da Cunha prior to remaining to Cape Town, according to SAMSA.

“Arrival in Cape Town will be dependent on weather conditions that may affect the sailing time. All indications are that it will take approximately 4 to 5 days before the vessel arrives in Cape Town.” stated SAMSA.

The 1,848 gross tonne MFV Geo Searcher was integrated in 1982, according to MarineTraffic.com information.

Located regarding 1,700 miles west of Cape Town, Gough Island is a little and also sturdy volcanic island in the Tristan da Cunha island collection in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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