Nine Missing in Boxship-Tug Collision on Amazon
[Brief] Early on Wednesday, the container ship Mercosul Santos collided with a tug and a nine-barge tow on the Amazon River, west of Pará. Two of the 11 individuals on the tug were rescued; the rest remain missing, and divers from Santarem are on site to conduct a search.
Mercosul said in a statement that it is working with local authorities for the SAR effort. The firm said that the crew of the Santos are unharmed.
The tug’s crewmembers have been identified as below:
Carlos Eduardo Bueno de Souza
César Lemos da Silva
Cleber Rodrigues Azevedo
Dárcio Vânio Rego
Dick Farney de Oliveira
Euclinger da Silva Costa
Ivan Furtado da Gama
Juraci dos Santos Brito
Wandel Ferreira de Lima
Two passengers were also on board at the time of the collision. The authorities have not yet identified the missing.