One seafarer is missing from a chemical tanker after allegedly stabbing another crew member during a fight and then jumping overboard
ccording to French search and rescue officials, the incident took place on November 1 on the Liberian-flagged MT Elandra Corallo, while it was underway in the Coral Sea approximately 400 nautical miles off New Caledonia southwest Pacific Ocean.
The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Nouméa was alerted to the incident at around 5:30 p.m, starting a search for the missing person.
The search and rescue mission involved four Good Samaritan ships in the area, but was called off at around 11:15 p.m. that night after returning no results.
The stab victim was airlifted from the vessel on November 2, to a hospital in Koné and is believed to be in stable condition.