Benita Did not Make it! Sunk on its Way to Alang

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On July 30, the recently refloated Liberian-flagged bulk carrier has sunk while on its way to Alang, approximately 93.5 nautical miles from Mauritius.

Five Oceans Salvage reported to have said that effort to refloat a massive cargo ship proved to be futile after the 185m long vessel sank en route to India for demolition.

On July 25, assisted by couple of tug boats the  vessel was successfully refloated and set course to Alang, India, for demolition.  According to reports, the vessel turned over by the stern at approximately 1335 local time after having developed a severe stern trim, prompting the tug Ionian Sea FOS to use the tow line quick release in anticipation of Benita’s imminent sinking.

Since no one was on board the vessel at the time of the sinking there were no reports of injuries and all the crew from the tug are safe and accounted for.

Five Oceans reports that no debris or pollution was observed around the vessel and the Ionian Sea FOS will remain on site to monitor further for signs of any pollution.

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