One particular person is lacking from a chemical tanker after allegedly stabbing a fellow crew member throughout a battle after which leaping overboard, in line with French search and rescue officers.
The incident happened on Tuesday on the Liberian-flagged MT Elandra Corallo because it was underway within the Coral Sea roughly 400 nautical miles off New Caledonia southwest Pacific Ocean.
The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Nouméa stated it was alerted to the incident at round 5:30 p.m.
A seek for the lacking particular person was launched with 4 Good Samaritan ships within the space, however was referred to as off at round 11:15 p.m. that evening after returning no outcomes.
The stab sufferer was airlifted from the vessel on Wednesday to a hospital in Koné and is believed to be in secure situation.
AIS knowledge exhibits the Liberian-flagged Elandra Corallo as touring from South Korea to New Zealand.