…As Norwegian research ship disabled by fire, part crew evacuated, Atlantic***
Italian offshore supply ship REMAS with 35 people on board was attacked by some 7-8 armed pirates in two fast boats on Nov 11, in Gulf pf Mexico, N of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.
Pirates boarded the ship, in following skirmish two crew, both Italians, were wounded, but luckily, the wounds aren’t life threatening. Pirates managed to loot the ship and the crew, and fled.
Injured seamen were transferred to hospital, REMAS moved to Ciudad del Carmen anchorage and anchored.
In the meantime,fire erupted in engine room of Norwegian research ship POLAR MARQUIS on Nov 11 in Senegal waters, where the ship is carrying out research works.
Fire was said to be extinguished, of 55 personnel and crew on board 30 were evacuated, the ship was disabled and taken on tow by research ship OCEAN MERMAID (IMO 9742443).
As of 1230 UTC Nov 12, caravan was under way sailing in SE direction, port of destination unknown, with some 3 tugs escort.