NEW OCEAN RESEARCHER 1 Ocean Researcher Ship Major Marine Occurrence
On November 13, 2022, about 2215 local time, an ocean researcher ship named “NEW OCEAN RESEARCHER 1" carry 22 crew members and 22 researchers on board, with a gross tonnage of 2155 and an IMO number of 9827504. The occurrence happened on the high seas, about 50 nautical miles west of Luzon island, Philippines. The ship’s electrical power system was anomaly then black out, and lost the electric propulsion power and drifted until the tugboat arrived. The vessel was towed by a tugboat back to Kaohsiung Port on November 18. There were no casualties and no environmental pollution in this accident.