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2 Filipino seamen missing after cargo vessel fire in Arabian Sea near Oman

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Three of the four missing crew members aboard Maersk Line vessel were found dead after the vessel caught fire in the middle of Arabian Sea on Tuesday last week, March 6.

In an earlier report by Maritime Bulletin, the two of the missing crew members were identified as Filipinos named John Rey Begaso and Janrey Genvatin, both 21 years old. One of three bodies recovered is possibly one of them. The company, however, has yet to confirm the identity of the three bodies recovered.

The management added that it considers the remaining missing crew member to be dead.

“Given the time passed and the severe fire damages of the vessel we must conclude by now that we have lost all four colleagues who have been missing since the fire onboard Maersk Honam which began on 6 March,” it said.
“All four families of our deceased colleagues have been informed,” it added.
Aside from Begaso and Genvatin, seven other Filipino crew members were aboard the vessel when the fire started.

The management of Maersk Line stated that the medical conditions of those rescued safely from the fire are getting better and that the majority have already been released from hospitals.

“All 22 have received medical treatment and the majority have been released from hospitals. Colleagues who initially received intensive care have been moved to a general ward and are recovering well. A crisis psychologist has been made available to all crew,” the article read.

Aside from the four who went missing, another Thai worker died Wednesday last week after suffering from injuries he sustained during the fire.

The vessel caught fire at around 1520 GMT on Tuesday, about 900 nautical miles southeast of Salalah, Oman.

Maersk Line is the world’s biggest container shipping company.

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