Research ship sinking in South Atlantic 62 crew abandoned the ship

Research ship GEO SEARCHER reported sinking, 62 crew abandoned the ship at around 1030 UTC Oct 15, about a mile off northern coast of Gogh Island, volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, dependency of Tristan da Cunha. Judging from ship’s track, GEO SEARCHER was engaged in some research in island waters. Hopefully, all 62 crew and personnel managed to reach the shores.
Research ship GEO SEARCHER, IMO 8028498, GT 1863, built 1982, flag Belize, manager VESTLAND MARINE SP Z OO, Poland (EQUASIS).

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.