Bourbon Mourns Death Of Two Other Crew Members Of Bourbon Rhode
The body of two more crew members of the Bourbon Rhode has been recovered from the sea last night. The bodies have been transferred by the French navy “Ventôse” frigate. BOURBON mourns the loss of its crew members. They stand by the seafarers’ families are and said that they will support them in this terrible time.
The French authorities are carrying out research operations with the support of US authorities as a part of exceptional measures. This has been intensified in the last few days. 10 commercial vessels have been mobilized in the area since the 26th of September when the operations started. The French Navy performs daily overflights with its Falcon 50. It is also supported by the US Coast Guards’ C130 Hercules aircraft. The Navy Frigate along with its helicopter ‘Panther’ is the central part of this system coordinating nearly 40 search engine grids.
“On behalf of all BOURBON employees, I would like to pay tribute to the deceased sailors. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones who are grieving over this dramatic event. We stand in full solidarity with them in this ordeal and assure them of our strongest support. Research operations are continuing on this sixth day and the mobilization of the maritime world is unprecedented. I would like to express our gratitude to all the research teams and those who volunteer” BOURBON Corporation CEO Gaël Bodénès declares.