Passenger ship sank in Amazon river, missing and injured passengers reported

River passenger ship ANNA KAROLINE III with some 80 passengers on board sank early in the morning Feb 29 in Amazon river near Boca do Jari, while en route upstream from Macapa to Santarem, Brazil. A number of people are reported missing, some who survived suffered injures. Information so far, is sketchy and incomplete.

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My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.