Croatian Officer Goes Missing From Ship In Atlantic

By 16 June 2022
Croatian Officer Goes Missing From Ship In Atlantic
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ZAGREB, 16 June 2022 - Ship's officer Toni Jurišić has gone missing in the Atlantic Ocean, somewhere between the Gibraltar and Trinidad and Tobago, the Nestali website of the national register of missing persons said on Thursday.

Jurišić (35), of Split, disappeared from a ship owned by a Greek company on 10 June. He is a member of the crew, and his disappearance is registered with the Split-Dalmatia County Police Department.

The secretary-general of the Croatian Seafarers Union (SPH), Neven Melvan, confirmed to Hina that Jurišić is an officer, that the SPH was notified on Monday and that they are in contact with the family and the company.

He said that the vessel in question is owned by a Greek company and is used for the transport of liquefied natural gas. He said that the search and rescue operation is continuing and that the ship has covered more than 200 miles in search of the missing Croatian officer.

Melvan said that the police are expected to conduct an onboard investigation once the ship has reached port.

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