Marine accident round-up : 18th March 2019

Tanker Cape Bradley (IMO 9264271) broke from its moorings at the Euro Tank Terminal Amsterdam Vito during cargo operations on March 9th as a result of a stormy westerly wind. Tugs were called for assistance to push the vessel towards the jetty, but during the tugs’ assistance the cargo arm was severely damaged, being connected…

Standard Club warns on Bills of Lading Terms in Senegal

Standard Club has warned Members they should be aware that, for shipments of cargo to Senegal, carriers might be unable to rely on their bill of lading terms against the named consignee. The Club has been advised by its local correspondents that bill of lading terms would not automatically apply to local receivers, unless it…

Grande America was carrying cargo to North Africa and Brazil

Conro Grande America (IMO 9130937) was carrying cargo loaded in Antwerp and Hamburg and was going to deliver to Casablanca, Dakar, Conakry, the Brazilian ports of Suape, Vitoria, Rio de Janeiro, Santos and Paranagua when she sank on March 12th in the Bay of Biscay. The vessel was carrying 2,210 vehicles and 365 containers, of…

Marine accident round-up : 15th March 2019

Chemical/oil products tanker Team Explorer (IMO 9326902) was in collision with cargo ship Glykofiloussa (IMO 9296236) on March 7th, near Frederikshavn. Team Explorer suffered minor damage to the aft and arrived at Frederikshavn on March 11th. Glykofiloussa suffered minor damage to the front end of the hull. No leaks were reported and an investigation was…

Careful passage planning is of vital importance

UK Club has reported on the March 8th judgement from the English Admiralty Court (Alize 1954 & CMA CGM Sa V Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG And Others [2019] EWHC 481 (Admlty)) which the Club said highlighted “the utmost importance of careful passage planning by navigational officers on board vessels”. IMN covered this case on March…

Grimaldi Group working with France to minimize Grande America environmental fall-out

Following the sinking of conro Grande America (IMO 9130937) on March 12th, some 140 miles south west of Brest in position 046 04 08.0 N, 005 47 04.0 W, the Grimaldi Group is working with French authorities to prevent any potential damage to the marine environment. The Grimaldi Group expressed its “sincere gratitude and appreciation”…

Marine accident round-up : 14th March 2019

Potential evidence on the deck of offshore tug/supply ship Aline B (IMO 9440734) were reported seized by the Port Authority of Ancona after the ship berthed in port on March 9th. The ship was struck on March 5th by a crane falling from Italian oil company Eni’s platform Barbara F during the transshipment of a…

Large cocaine haul found in shipping container in NY/NJ

A joint operation involving US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) and other US enforcement authorities seized about 3,200 lb of cocaine in what was described as the largest illicit drugs seizure at the port since 1994. USCBP said the drugs* were found inside a shipping container entering the US on board a ship arriving from…

Marine accident round-up : 13th February 2019

Bulk carrier Pacific Queen (IMO 9497359) became disabled and adrift on February 28th, roughly halfway between Brazil and Cape Town, after sailing from Porto Do Acu on February 23rd, bound for Singapore, SAR tug SA Amandla was contracted for towage to Cape Town ETA March 26th. 2010-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 91,971 gt Pacific Queen is owned…

The unloading of Yantian Express to take several more weeks, says Hapag

The unloading of cargo on board fire-damaged Yantian Express (IMO 9229831) in Freeport, Bahamas, could take up to five weeks, Hapag Lloyd has said. Nearly 200 containers were identified as being a total loss due to the blaze, which began on January 3rd while the vessel was en route from Sri Lanka to Canada. Hapag-Lloyd…

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