New Photos Show Sinking Log Ship Still Afloat Near Guam

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday released some new photos along with an update on the 500-foot MV Rich Forest abandoned and taking on water in the Pacific Ocean near Guam. As gCaptain reported previously, the AMVER participating vessel C.S. Sunshine rescued all 24 crewmembers of the Rich Forest on Monday after they abandoned the ship in liferafts, one day after reporting an … [Read more...]

500-Foot Log Carrier Abandoned in the Pacific

The U.S. Coast Guard reports today that twenty-four sailors from the M/V Rich Forest are now safe after being rescued by the bulk carrier CS Sunshine, 440 nautical miles west of Guam. The sailors were enroute to China with a cargo of logs when the ship's engine room began to flood with 160 tons of water per hour.  Power was lost on board the Rich Forest, and a distress call … [Read more...]