ITF Calls on France to Continue Search for Bourbon Rhode Crew

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has joined Ukrainian and Croatian maritime unions in demanding that the search for seven missing Bourbon Rhode seafarers continues in the mid-Atlantic. The Luxembourg-flagged Bourbon Rhode sank on September 26 after becoming caught in Hurricane Lorenzo, a category 4 hurricane at the time. At the time of the incident, the vessel … [Read more...]

Bourbon Receives Takeover Offer

A company owned by a group of French banks has made a takeover offer for beleaguered offshore services company Bourbon Corporation as part of the company’s court-backed reorganization. The Marseilles Commercial Court opened reorganization proceedings for the holding company Bourbon Corporation and its sub-holding company Bourbon Maritime back in August after the Chinese … [Read more...]

Possible Flare Spotted in Search for Bourbon Rhode Crew

Crew members on board the ALP Striker reported seeing possible distress flares in the search for missing crew members from the Bourbon Rhode in the central Atlantic. Bourbon has now confirmed the sighting that was first reported by French media. According to Bourbon, two seafarers on board the ALP Striker reported seeing signals that they thought could potentially be a … [Read more...]

Bourbon Rhode Survivors Arrive in France as Limited Search Continues

The three survivors from the Bourbon Rhode sinking arrived in France on Sunday as a limited search for seven missing seafarers continues in the Atlantic Ocean, French offshore services provide Bourbon Offshore said in an update on Monday.  The three survivors arrived on board the French Navy frigate Ventôse at Fort de France where they were met by civil and military … [Read more...]

Hope Fades for Finding Bourbon Rhode Survivors

French offshore services company Bourbon is mourning the seven seafarers still missing after the Bourbon Rhode AHTS sank in the Atlantic Ocean more than a week ago. In its first update on the search in nearly three days, Bourbon Offshore indicated that the active search operations led by the CROSS French West Indies-Guyana and the French Navy are winding down. The search … [Read more...]