Capesize hit and run off Taiwan, all crew missing

Bulk carrier SASEBO GLORY is a suspect in hit&run accident, which took place early in the morning Aug 3 off Taiwan eastern coast. Bulk carrier en route from China to San Lorenzo Argentina, allegedly struck Taiwanese fishing vessel with 6 crew on board, didn’t stop and continued sailing. Fishing vessel sank, 6 crew went missing, including 5 Indonesian nationalities. Japanese Coast Guard patrol reportedly, found two drifting halves of fishing vessel, one life jacket was also found. As of Aug 13, SASEBO GLORY was under way in Indian ocean, she entered Indian ocean via Sunda Strait on Aug 11, ETA San Lorenzo Sep 10.
Bulk carrier SASEBO GLORY, IMO 9740823, dwt 85020, built 2016, flag Cyprus, manager THIRD MILLENIUM SHIPPING LTD, Greece (EQUASIS).



My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.