A bulk carrier was reported stranded west of K.Rasfari island, according to the MNDF website www.mndf.gov.mv. The Coast Guard and other government agencies were activated to assist in the rescue effort.
The cargo ship MV NAVIOS AMARYLLIS with 19 Filipino crew members was stranded after her Main Engine failed while sailing from Port of Tuticorin, India (IN TUT) to Saldanha Bay, South Africa (ZA SDB).
According to MNDF Coast Guard, Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC), MNDF Male’ Area Coast Guard Squadron was deployed today at 12:48 p.m on 19th August 2021.
The vessel’s operator/owner, in coordination with the relevant government agencies, is taking the required steps to allow the Panamanian flag vessel to resume her voyage.
Bulk Carrier Information
Name: NAVIOS AMARYLLIS
Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
Call Sign: 3ESJ5
Flag: Panama [PA]
Gross Tonnage: 32415
Summer DWT: 58735 t
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 189.99 x 32.26 m
Year Built: 2008
This is a clear case of a vessel exercising freedom of passage along an unrecommended route. However, it is unclear what the true emergency situation was onboard and how much damage the marine fatality has caused to the reef. Will have to wait for the investigation’s results. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has something to say during the process.