Second Officer of mega container ship Thalassa Patris lost in Indian ocean
Topics: CONTAINER SHIP THALASSA PATRIS INDIA OCEAN
24-year old Vladislav Maslov boarded the ship in Singapore on Nov 18, the ship left Singapore on Nov 19, according to Mediterranean Services 2(MD2) schedule, ETA Suez Dec 2.
Relatives couldn’t contact him since Nov 22, he was declared missing at around 2000 UTC Nov 22, when the ship was sailing in Indian ocean E of Colombo, Sri
anka. Company contacted relatives at around 0800 UTC Nov 23.
According to seaman’s sister Eugenia statement, the ship kept sailing and didn’t interrupt her voyage, there was no SAR.
But according to ship’s track, Thalassa Patris turned back at around 0700 UTC Nov 23, sailed back to a position where most probably, seaman went overboard, and searched the area from 1830 UTC Nov 23 until around 0130 UTC Nov 24, resuming sailing at 0144 UTC at a reduced speed and moving in legs for some 8 hours, meaning she was still engaged in SAR.
The ship resumed voyage full speed at around 1115 UTC Nov 24.
so far, there’s no trace of foul play or cover-up attempts. ■