Last Friday night, at approximately 1800 CST, a cargo ship sank in the southern part of the North Sea, about 35 nautical miles NE of Ramsgate.
The vessel sank very quickly after the Mayday call, leaving the seven crewmen without liferafts. Fortunately, the U.K. Coastguard successfully rescued the seven crewmen. No serious injuries were reported.
The Barbados-flagged general cargo ship, Fluvius Tamar, was carrying 3,800 tons of magnesium oxide and 80 cubic meters of diesel fuel. According to PortVision 360's Vessel Position Report, it left the Vopak Terminal at Eemshaven around 14:00 CST on January 12th and reported its last position at 18:07:22 CST on January 13th.
The cause of the sinking has not yet been reported, however, Gale force winds with gusts of up to 50mph may have attributed to the incident.
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Everyone stay safe out there!