Container Ship Crew Member Falls Overboard

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A container ship MAERSK EUREKA lost a man overboard on July 29 in the Pacific ocean, NW of Los Angeles, writes Nikolay Torkin for the Maritime Bulletin.

What happened?

The ship left Los Angeles on July 27, bound for Yokohama Japan.  After the unfortunate incident of losing a man overboard on July 29 in the Pacific ocean, the ship turned back at around 1720 UTC.

Search operation

The ship sailed to the area where most probably, crew fell overboard, and started to search for him, moving in logs at a reduced speed.

As of 0400 UTC Jul 30, MAERSK EUREKA was continuing SAR in the same area.

Details of the ship

Container ship MAERSK EUREKA, IMO 9501239, dwt 140973, capacity 13092 TEU, built 2012, flag Singapore, manager Maersk.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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