Rescue operation in the Baltic. Seafarer wanted

A rescue operation is underway in the Baltic Sea. The Maritime Search and Rescue Service is looking for a seafarer believed to have fallen overboard from a vessel moored at the Petro Giant oil platform.

– At 9:00 a.m. by radio, inspectors at the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Gdynia received a Mayday distress call transmitted from the oil tanker Sealing. As it turned out, one of the seafarers, a Filipino national, who had last been seen on the 177m vessel the previous evening, was missing. He did not turn up for watch in the morning, so the vessel’s captain decided to search the vessel, but unfortunately the seafarer was not found, reports SAR.

The tanker Sealing is currently located about 76 kilometres north of Jastarnia. As we read in the statement, rescue vessels Bryza from Władysławowo and Sztorm from Hel have been sent to search for the missing man.

– Commercial vessels – Bazalt 2 from Lotos Petrobaltic, Amber 2 from Polskie Ratownictwo Okrętowe (the Polish Ship Salvage) – are already operating in the area of the incident. The units conducting the search will also be joined by the ferry Regina Seaways passing nearby.

Adverse weather conditions prevail in the search area, with wind speeds of 7 degrees Beaufort. The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management has issued storm warnings today.


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