Hallin Marine confirms Penrith sunk off MyanmarNews // January 22, 2013
Hallin Marine has confirmed that its vessel Penrith met with what company officials described as "a major incident" off Myanmar last week and has sunk. All 42 crew were rescued, and there were no injuries to personnel other than two minor first-aid cases caused by the initial impact.
In a statement, Hallin Marine said all safety procedures were implemented following the incident. "Our emergency response team is on site and will remain so until the situation has stabilised," said the company.
"We are convening an internal enquiry with the assistance of third-party specialists to establish exactly what happened. Notwithstanding the fact that the inquiry is still in progress to determine the full facts, it initially appears that Penrith hit a rock whilst moving at a speed of 10 knots offshore Myanmar."