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MARITIME REPORT: Two Coastal Shipping Vessels ‘Abandoned’ and ‘Adrift’ In Caribbean Waters

MIAMI —  Two shipping vessels have been reported “abandoned” and “adrift” in the Caribbean today.

One was described by the Maritime Bulletin as being a coastal shipping vessel and the other is a “cargo ship” that was reported abandoned and adrift in “Caribbean waters” on March 29.

In other maritime distress news from around the world:

Coaster aground, Indonesia

“Cargo ship carrying merchandise goods ran aground in in Indonesian waters on March 29, the Maritime Bulletin reported today. “The ship suffered mechanical failure and ran aground, according to official statement. Local authorities are trying to retrieve goods from grounded vessel.”

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• Tanker broke down in her maiden voyage from Korea, assisted
• Bulk carrier managed to fix problem and resumed voyage
• Norwegian heavy lift ship carrying Chinese dock hit US destroyer
• Coaster abandoned, adrift, Caribbean
• Coaster aground, Indonesia
• Russian crew awaiting trial after cocaine bust, but cleared of homicide suspicion
• Aground and Not Under Command vessels Worldwide Alerts (5 NUC)

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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