The chief officer of the Liberian flagged container ship MSC NADRIELY, sailing from Poti to Istanbul, fell overboard off Türkeli. The incident occurred while the vessel was underway. After the incident was detected, a rapid rescue operation was initiated.
Following the notification to the Main Search and Rescue Coordination Centre (SARC) authorities, the authorities took immediate action. After this incident off Türkeli, the search for the missing crew members intensified. As a result of the search and rescue operations, the missing chief mate was found alive at sea by a commercial vessel named MOONLIGHT.
|Ship Type||General Cargo|
|Year of Construction||2008|
The rescued chief mate was immediately transferred to the hospital by Turkish Coast Guard Command (TCSG) elements and necessary medical intervention was initiated. After the incident, MSC NADRIELY and its crew continued to sail safely. Maritime authorities and rescue teams continue to investigate how the incident occurred and how safety measures can be increased.
AAKK Merkezimize gelen, Türkeli açıklarında MSC NADRIELY gemisinde 2. Kaptanın bulunamadığı ihbarı üzerine başlatılan arama kurtarma çalışmaları sonucu kayıp personel MOONLIGHT isimli ticari gemi tarafından denizde sağ olarak bulunmuş ve SGK unsurlarınca hastaneye sevk edilmiştir pic.twitter.com/tQOMWFPzzS
— DENİZCİLİK GENEL MÜDÜRLÜĞÜ (@denizcilikgm) August 31, 2023
This incident reminded once again how important it is for the ship’s crew to have a good command of safety and rescue operations. At the same time, the fast and coordinated rescue operation was an indication of the professionalism and solidarity in the maritime sector.
|Ship Name||MSC NADRIELY|
|Year of Construction||1989|
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