Austrian Master of German boxship Santa Felicita disappeared in Indian ocean
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Austrian media reported disappearance of an Austrian 61-old master of the boxship Santa Felicita in Indian ocean en route from Cotonou to Port Klang with most probably, bunkering call to to Port Louis, Mauritius. Master was last seen on Nov 20. Crew got alerted much later, vessel turned around and sailed back, searching the area where master could fall overboard, but to no avail. Company said master fell overboard feeling unwell or dizzy, adding that there is no other plausible explanation. Crew is a mix of German, Filipino, Romanian, Polish and Russian nationalities. Vessel arrived to Port Klang on Nov 30, as of Dec 14 she was en route from Shenzhen to Port Klang, on a scheduled trip.
Boxship Santa Felicita IMO 9162277, dwt 30135, capacity 2169 TEU, built 1999, flag Liberia, manager OFFEN C-P, Germany.