Search operations of missing Bourbon Rhode crew continues
In the search operations for the missing crew of the sunken anchor handler Bourbon Rhode have not found “any trace of life or life rafts” for more than 10 days. Vessel owner confirmed that search will continue.
On 2 October, Bourbon updated that the body of a fourth seafarer was recovered, out of 11 crew still missing. Three seafarers had been rescued. Vessel owner Bourbon Offshore revealed over the weekend that “an intense and extensive” search was carried out on the night of 6-7 October.
“These new searches have unfortunately been unsuccessful. As decided by the CROSS, search operations are not suspended and won’t stop on a specific date. But they are entering a new phase of active monitoring during which the CROSS will mobilise all vessel transiting in the area to implement an adapted monitoring,” Bourbon chief executive Gael Bodenes stated. “On behalf of all the employees and in particular all those who work tirelessly within the Bourbon crisis cells, I want to reiterate how much our thoughts are with the families of the missing seafarers,” he added.
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