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Captain died, crew can’t navigate, waiting CG, but CG waiting PCR test result

59-year old Taiwanese Captain of tuna fishing vessel CHIN LONG CHENG NO.18 died of natural causes on board of his vessel on Sep 15, some 610 nm N of Guam, Pacific.

Fishing vessel is drifting since Sep 15, waiting for assistance. Problem is, the rest of Indonesian crew (9 or more) can’t navigate the vessel, so they’re waiting for CG patrol boat to help them out of their trouble.

There’s rather unusual problem with CG assistance, according to Yahoo news: Coast Guard (Japanese, Ryukyu Islands?) has to wait until PCR test result will become known. Plus typhoon nearby.

So, CG are waiting for PCR test before they’ll render assistance? New chapter in sea rescue history?
Tuna fishing vessel CHIN LONG CHENG NO.18, Call sign BJ4218, length 22 meters, GT 63, built 1993, flag Taiwan.

Fishing CHIN LONG CHENG 18 is currently located in SCHINA – South China at position 22° 26′ 51.7″ N, 120° 25′ 55.6″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-03-04 22:37 UTC (6 months, 16 days ago)

The vessel departed from PHUKET, TH on 2014-05-04 12:10 LT (UTC +7) and is currently sailing at 6.3 knots with direction North

The CHIN LONG CHENG 18 (MMSI: 416213700) is a Fishing and sailing under the flag of Taiwan.

Its length overall (LOA) is 18 meters and its beam is 6 meters.

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Sources : Marine Traffic + Maritime Security

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