Tuna seiner sank after collision, 31 crew rescued

Report emerged on a collision between tuna fishing vessels VIVA FAFA NO. 707 and understood, MOAMAEU, in the evening Jun 8, 310 nm east of Rabaul, East New Britain province of Papua New Guinea. According to VIVA FAFA NO. 707 crew testimony, collision was caused by MOAMAEU reckless maneuvering – both ships under way were to pass clear, but suddenly MOAMAEU made sudden turn and was struck amidships by VIVA FAFA NO. 707 bow. MOAMAEU sank, her 31 crew was rescued by VIVA FAFA NO. 707.
Initial news:
Tuna seiner sank in Micronesia
June 9, 2022
Tuna purse seiner MOAMAEU reportedly sank 160 nm south of Pohnpei island, Micronesia, in the morning Jun 9. No other information available at the moment.

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