Missing Seafarer Oleksandr Chernyshenko
Human Rights At Sea has been informed by the Ukrainian Marine Trade Union’s Federation of the case of Oleksandr Chernyshenko who went missing from the Panamanian flagged M/T VIOLET-1, IMO 9154000, an oil/chemical tanker on 28 May 2017 at 0330 local time while en-route to Port of Tokuyama, Japan.
HRAS has been informed that it was only at 1730 local time that same day that the vessel turned around to search for Oleksandr meaning that had he fallen overboard, he would have been in the water for 12 hours before the alarm was raised.
On arrival at the Port of Tokuyama, it is understood that local authorities commenced an investigation, but to date little information has been made available to the family.
1) According to info from a crewing agency and the seafarer’s relatives , the last time when the seafarer was seen on board the vessel – 28 of May 2017 at 3:30 LT , and the vessel’s coordinates were then following – 06 degrees , 11 minutes , 7 seconds North ; 090 degrees , 39 minutes , 1 second East
2) Only at 17:30 LT that day the vessel turned around for searching the seafarer . At that time the vessel was situated at next coordinates – 06 degrees , 21 minutes, 0 second North ; 93 degrees , 42 minutes , 8 seconds East .
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