Hope fades for Bourbon Rhode crew

Hope is fading for the seven still missing crew members of the tug supply vessel Bourbon Rhode. Rescue crews have searched the area without results for the past four days. 

The search and rescue team of French West Indies-Guyana (CROSS) and the French Navy have been searching for the crew members since September 26, resulting in the rescue of three survivors and the recovery of four bodies. Seven crew members are still missing.

“Several vessels have continued to survey the search area today, with no results for the past 4 days”, Bourbon Offshore writes in a statement. The company indicated that the active search operations of the CROSS are now winding down. “The CROSS has decided to make the search operation evolve. It will regularly disseminate messages to vessels in the shipwreck zone and ask them to carry out adapted watch,” the statement reads.

The Bourbon Rhode was en route to Georgetown in Guyana when it got hit by hurricane Lorenzo and sank.

Bourbon CEO Gael Bodénès says the company is working with the various stakeholders to understand the facts and circumstances of the tragedy.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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