All 21 members of the Panamanian boat Kokuka Courageous one of the two ships reported to have hit the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, abandoned their ship, Singapore-based Bernard Schulte Shipping Management (BSM) said in a statement.
One of the sailors on board was injured in the incident, BSM added.
The second ship in the incident was "Front Altair," which fires on Thursday morning. ] The incident is being investigated by the United Kingdom Marine Trade Operations (UKMTO), a maritime security sharing condition governed by the Royal Navy of Britain.
BSM Ship Management (Singapore) launched a complete emergency response after a security incident riding our managed carrier of the product Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman more early today (June 13, 2019).
The 21 crew of the ship abandoned after a board incident that resulted in da
The master and crew abandoned ship and quickly escaped from a lifeboat to the nearby Coastal Ace ship.
A crew from Kokuka Courageous was slightly injured in the incident and received first aid on the board of the Coastal Ace.
Kokuka Courageous stays in place and is not in any danger of sinking. The methanol shipment is full.
BSM's top priority is the well-being of 21 crews in our managed ship. Coastal Ace is around a safe distance from Kokuka Courageous.
The ship is about 70 nautical miles from Fujairah and about 14 nautical miles from the coast of Iran.
Coastal Ace is now waiting for instructions from UK Marine Trade Operations to respond to the incident.
BSM Ship Management monitors the situation in the Gulf of Oman near and produces another statement when we have real information.