Pilot boat capsized in collision with German freighter, 2 missing

General cargo ship RMS GOOLE collided with Russian pilot boat KRUTOYAR (MMSI 273389560, GT 84) at 0253 Moscow time Nov 28 in northeast Gulf of Finland, in Vysotsk Port waters, Russia. Pilot boat with three people on board capsized, one of the crew was rescued by RMS GOOLE at 0331 and transferred to tug, he’s alive. Other two crew went missing, understood there was no pilot on board. SAR is under way, all ships in the area alerted and asked to assist if possible. RMS GOOLE is en route to Joensuu Finland, she was transiting Russian waters. After collision RMS GOOLE was brought to anchor on Vysotsk anchorage, at 1500 UTC Nov 28 she was still at anchor.
General cargo ship RMS GOOLE, IMO 9213600, dwt 2620, built 2005, flag Antigua, manager Rhenus Maritime Services GmbH.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.