Turkish Boat In Distress Off Greek Islands

Thursday, July 12, 2001
A Turkish boat with 68 people on board has issued a distress signal south of the Greek island of Rhodes, the Greek Merchant Marine Ministry said on Thursday.

"It appears to have engine failure but not to be sinking," a ministry spokesman said. "A Greek coastguard boat is already by its side." He said the ministry had been notified by Ankara rescue authorities, who said the vessel, the Angel, with three crew members and scores of passengers was in distress in international waters within Greek rescue jurisdiction 23 miles south of Rhodes.

The nationalities of the passengers were not yet known but the ministry was examining the possibility they may be refugees, the spokesman said.

"Although there doesn't seem to be any immediate danger, our first priority is to get them to safety," he added.

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

ERMA Bullish on Ballast Water Treatment

After having delivered several BWTS systems in Kita Nihon shipyard in Japan, one more ERMA FIRST BWTS was successfully installed onboard the Bulk Carrier M/V SCARABÉ(DWT: 60,

USS Freedom (LCS 1) Completes Rough Water Trials

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) completed Seakeeping and Structural Loads Trials, commonly referred to as Rough Water Trials (RWT) in late March the Navy reported May 21.

Conrad Announces Management Team Changes

Conrad Industries, Inc. announced the appointment of Scott J. Theriot as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.   Johnny Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0877 sec (11 req/sec)