Prime Gas Management, managers of LPG Carrier “Gas Manta” with IMO no. 9447809, report that on 17.12.21 at 13:00 UTC the Master received a message from GMDSS, MF/HF DSC CALL – from the Italian Coast Guard to proceed to the position Latitude 33 48,0 N and Longitude 013 16,5 E, for the rescue of persons in a rubber boat. The Vessel has deviated from her passage and has proceeded to this location and currently search and rescue operations have commenced.
PRIME Gas Management Inc , have activated their emergency mechanism, have informed the necessary parties and are working towards the resolution of this incident.
An updated statement will be issued as more information becomes available.
The Company is making all efforts to ensure that the situation is controlled and the search and rescue operation is carried out successfully.