Asphalt tanker sank in Persian Gulf, Indian crew rescued by French Navy

Asphalt tanker DURBAN QUEEN developed heavy pist and later capsized in the afternoon Nov 20 in Persian Gulf, east of Qatar. French Navy Cassard-class frigate, part of Task Force 55, was sent to assist, after USS Kanawha intercepted a distress signal from the ship which was near sinking tanker. French frigate sent a helicopter, which airlifted all 12 Indian crew, clinging to the hull of capsized and sinking ship. Some crew were injured, but understood, non critically.

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘red’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 62% (01-AUG-18), compared to the fleet average 34%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator.

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