The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday released some new photos along with an update on the 500-foot MV Rich Forest abandoned and taking on water in the Pacific Ocean near Guam.
As gCaptain reported previously, the AMVER participating vessel C.S. Sunshine rescued all 24 crewmembers of the Rich Forest on Monday after they abandoned the ship in liferafts, one day after reporting an engine room flood approximately 400 miles from Guam.
The ship, carrying logs enroute to China, was reported by the crew to be taking on water at the rate of 160 tons per hour, causing generators to fail and subsequent loss of propulsion.
The update said that the The 24 survivors were safely transferred from the C.S. Sunshine to the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia on Wednesday.