Master of Malaysian container ship HARBOUR NEPTUNE was reported missing on Apr 19 by the crew, the ship was en route from Pasir Gudang to Port Klang, Malaysia, Malacca Strait, says Malaysian The Star news outlet.
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) launched SAR, Master was found alive, floating in water in a life jacket, after 18 hours of being in water. What happened and how Master fell overboard at around 2200 LT Apr 18, wearing life jacket, is still a mystery. Investigation launched.
The crew including Master, is said to be locked on board since Mar 18, but with that, not Master, nor crew, showed positive virus test. They all nevertheless, were put under a new 14-day quarantine, after the accident.
The number of strange or plain crazy accidents on board of ships, after virus paranoia infected the world, is on the rise, with some accidents being something unheard of before, in peaceful times of sanity.
Piracy and crime are also on the rise. Containment of coronavirus has become a global disaster with devastating consequences.
Container ship HARBOUR NEPTUNE, IMO 9236341, dwt 17946, capacity 710 TEU, built 2000, flag Malaysia, manager HARBOUR-LINK MARINE SERVICES.