French tuna fishing vessel AVEL VOR sank early morning Oct 29 in the Atlantic, some 170 nm off Liberia coast, West Africa. The ship was under way sailing to fishing grounds, when in the evening Oct 27 she struck unidentified underwater object. Hull was breached, water flooded engine room. Ship’s pumps weren’t capable of controlling water ingress, Captain ordered 22 crew to abandon AVEL VOR. They were picked up by another fishing vessel of the same owner, all reported safe and sound. AVEL VOR was slowly sinking during the day Oct 28, and finally, disappeared from the surface early in the morning Oct 29.
Tuna fishing vessel AVEL VOR,
owner French Oceanic Tuna Company.