Captain of MSC GIANNINA missing at sea

According to yet unconfirmed information, container ship MSC GIANNINA reported missing Captain, most probably on Oct 19 in vicinity 13 53N 013 43E, Tyrrhenian sea, while en route from Gioia Tauro to Genoa, Italy. Vessel said to continue voyage under command of Chief Officer, arriving at Genoa in the morning Oct 21. she was berthed at Polmare Terminal. 54-year old Captain is of Ukrainian nationality. On a photo MSC GIANNINA under previous name.
Container ship MSC GIANNINA, IMO 9141780, dwt 29700, capacity 2052 TEU, built 1997, flag Portugal, operator MSC MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING CO.



Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.