MAERSK container ship lost crew while taking pilot on board, Canada

Container ship MAERSK PATRAS lost man overboard while reportedly, taking pilot on board off Les Escoumins, Quebec, Saint Lawrence river mouth, in the morning May 19. Vessel arrived from Antwerp, being bound for Montreal. SAR lasted until evening May 19, was suspended, all involved ships and helicopter released. MAERSK PATRAS resumed voyage at 1945 LT May 19, as of 0500 UTC May 20 was sailing upstream, below Quebec City.
According to unconfirmed social media posts, missing crew is either AB or Second Officer, he wasn’t wearing life jacket, little chance of survival in 6 C water.
Container ship MAERSK PATRAS, IMO 9168221, dwt 37842, capacity 2890 TEU, built 1998, flag Singapore, manager MAERSK Line (EQUASIS).



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