UAE tanker abandoned, drifting in Arabian sea UPDATE Sank

UPDATE Jan 24: Reported sank.

UPDATE: Tanker issued distress signal at around 0600 UTC Jan 23, reporting flooded engine room, sinking. Indian CG coordinated SAR, all 13 crew were rescued by passing nearby cargo ship, all are reported safe. Tanker is understood to remain afloat, drifting. The ship was en route from Basrah to Hazira India.

Bitumen tanker REEM 5 reported abandoned, adrift in Arabian sea 185 nm SW of Karachi, Pakistan, since morning Jan 23. Latest AIS dated 0020 UTC Jan 23, speed 4 knots, moving due S. AIS track is interrupting, actually no continuous AIS track since Jan 2019. No other details available at the moment.

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a AMBER risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 47% (01-AUG-18), compared to the fleet average 42%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator.

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