Taiwanese fishing vessel burned out, 2 crew missing, Indian Ocean
Taiwanese longliner MING MAAN SHYANG 18 caught fire in the morning Oct 25 some 700 nm south of Reunion, Indian ocean. MRCC Reunion was alerted at 0500 LT by MRCC Taiwan. Longliner HUNG YI was the first on the scene, and rescued 15 crew, while 2 crew went missing. MING MAAN SHYANG 18 was engulfed in fire in a short time, crew went into two life rafts, one of them suffered serious burns. Two merchant ships and a plane were or still are taking part in SAR, trying to find 2 missing crew. burned out wreckage of MING MAAN SHYANG 18 reportedly is still afloat. On MRCC photo MING MAAN SHYANG 18 wreckage, still smoking.
Longliner MING MAAN SHYANG 18, Callsign BJ5001, GT 91, built 2008, flag Taiwan.
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