SCF chem tanker Mar Adriana in distress in Taiwan Strait, caught in typhoon
SCF chemical tanker Mar Adriana issued distress signal at around 1200 LT Aug 8, reporting engine failure. Vessel is caught in typhoon which is raging in Taiwan waters, some 25 nm northwest of Penghu island, Taiwan, Taiwan Strait. Tanker with 16016 tons of acetic acid is en route from Yosu South Korea to Singapore, 17 crew is all Russian. Taiwanese Coast Guard can’t render any assistance at the moment, due to strong storm.