EMERALD STAR disaster Oct 17 Update: SAR still on; survivors story

Philippine Coast Guard transferred 5 rescued crew from bulk carrier SM SAMARINDA at Casambalangan, Sta Ana, Cagayan, Northeastern Luzon, in the morning Oct 15.
PCG press-release says:

The rescued crew were immediately brought to Gerry Filippetto Memorial Foundation Hospital for further medical treatment due to multiple physical injuries and head trauma sustained from the incident.
The rescued Indian national were identified as follows: Chief Cook Kharty Kerthikeyan, 46 yrs old; Deck Fitter Dasari Prakash Rao, 37 years old; Chief Officer Kishore Kumar, 46 years old; Trainee Rama Durai Umadurai, 23 years old, and Trainee Joseph Pragash, 24 years old.
According to survivors testimonies, EMERALD STAR developed port side list prior to disaster, which couldn’t be put under control.

Comment: Not clear if PCG is deployed in, and continues, SAR. Japanese Coast Guard continues SAR according to AIS, patrol ship NAGURA is moving in the areas around EMERALD STAR sinking site, apparently following most possible drift tracks of missing sailors.

Full story with all Updates: http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/10/13/bulk-carrier-emerald-star-reported-capsized-and-sank-in-philippine-sea/



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