Offshore Supply Tug Sinks Off Coast of Brazil

by | Nov 21, 2020 | Maritime Law

The offshore supply tug Carmen capsized and sank off the coast of Brazil on Friday, November 20, 2020.  At the time the vessel was near the Petrobras P-48 Platform, Campos Basin, Brazil.  18 crew members were on board at the time, who were rescued by nearby vessels.  It is unclear if anyone sustained injuries in this incident.

The vessel is owned and operated by Brazil’s Oceanpact Servicos Maritimos.

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