Distressed Mar Adriana caught in Soudelor typhoon Update
As of 0600 UTC Aug 9, there are no news on mt Mar Adriana. The good news are, tankers, especially not big ones, are very survivable creatures, like cats. The bad news are, there’s no AIS signal, it disappeared. The weather in Taiwan Strait improved and traffic resumed, but there are no traces of Mar Adriana yet. AIS may be off due to a number of reasons, hopefully the one guilty in Mar Adriana case is not a tragic, just a breakdown.
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.