Rio Madeira loses power and drifts off the coast of Narooma, NSW as lifeboats are deployed
Major rescue mission underway for large cargo ship floating off Australian coast with 10,000 containers without power supply
Vessels deployed to rescue a cargo ship drifting off the NSW coast near Narooma
The 286 meter high Rio Madeira lost its power supply around 80 kilometers off the coast on Friday night
Australian Maritime Safety Authority lifeboats were deployed
A rescue mission is underway to rescue a cargo ship adrift at sea with around 10,000 containers on board.
The airline lost power about 80km off the coast of Narooma, NSW, on Thursday evening.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) lifeboats from Newcastle and Sydney were deployed to rescue the 286-metre-long Rio Madeira.
A rescue mission is underway to save the Rio Madeira, a cargo ship adrift at sea with 10,000 containers on board
The airline is understood to have lost power around 80km off the coast of Narooma, NSW, on Thursday evening
An AMSA spokesman told Daily Mail Australia the Singaporean container was not in “imminent danger” of hitting the coast.
“AMSA has engaged a specialist emergency towing vessel, ETV Svitzer Glenrock, from Newcastle to assist in towing the MV Rio Madeira,” the spokesman said.
“Backup generator is available on board and the crew is working to resolve the main power issue.
“The ship and the crew are not in immediate danger of running aground.
“AMSA is closely monitoring the ship and receives regular reports from the ship’s company.”
The emergency ship from Newcastle will arrive at the Rio Madeira on Saturday afternoon and will assist in towing the ship.
The Rio Madeira is larger than the Portland Bay Carrier, which was drifted away from Port Botany earlier this year.
Craig Gibson, one of the three on board during the July Portland Bay Airline rescue, tweeted his support for the recent rescue mission, writing, “Go rescue another team!!”
There are believed to be 27 crew members on board the ship.
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