Banga Barta in Distress

A distress signal was received from the 125-meter long, 7870 dwt motor vessel Banga Barta (8209614) southeast of the Kita-Daito Island in the Philippine Sea (23 13 11N, 134 16 55E).   No further details reported.

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A Bad Day For Fishing

The 50-foot fishing vessel Edvin Olai reported engine failure while off Røst, Norway.   While the Edvin Olai was waiting on a tow from a rescue ship, the crew was concern the vessel would strike the reef only a few yards away.  Their attention quickly change direction as they saw smoke coming from the air vents to the engine room.   The crew closed the hatches and released the extinguish system, but they still heard a crackling noise from the engine room.  The crew feared there might be an explosion was evacuated by helicopter.   The helicopter landed the men in Røst while the Edvin Olai arrived later under tow of the rescue boat Stombull.   Local fire rescue went aboard and to make sure the fire was extinguished.  The vessel will be towed back to it’s home port of Meloy.

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Fishing Vessel QN 90136 TS

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The fishing vessel QN 90136 TS with 28 crewmen aboard was reported adrift after suffering engine failure in the South China Sea near Cu Lao Xanh Island (13 16N 112 03E).  There is concern about the fishing vessel as the weather situation is bad.

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