Marine accident round-up : 24th September 2018

Motorboat Krym slammed into chemical oil products tanker Mekhanik Pogodin (IMO 9598397) which was moored near Naftohavan in Kherson, during the evening of September 16th. The causes of the accident were being investigated. The owner of the motorboat was reported to have been “in a state of alcoholic intoxication”. The tanker had been blocked in…

Governmental intervention in marine casualties

In Swedish Club’s latest issue of Triton the insurer has reported on governmental intervention in marine casualties, which was the theme for the Panel Debate at the Members’ Day preceding the Club AGM. Managing Director Lars Rhodin wrote that seaborne transportation was no longer a shared risk in the way it was historically perceived. From…

Typhoon Mangkhut devastates small vessels in Hong Kong

Hundreds of badly damaged small vessels were washed ashore on and around Hong Kong as a result of Typhoon Mangkhut last week, while many others simply sunk. At one yacht club the damage was so great that staff had to swim to work. Luxury vessels, dinghies and other small vessels were severely hit in Sai…

Marine accident round-up : 21st September 2018

Storm Ali in the UK caused cruise ship Nautica (IMO 9200938) to detach from its moorings in Greenock, Scotland, and drift away from the dock on September 19th.  At the time the majority of passengers were reported to be ashore. “Nautica encountered extremely strong winds which resulted in the parting of mooring lines and the…

Capsizing and sinking of fishing vessel Langley Douglas

On the morning of September 11th 2017 commercial fishing vessel Langley Douglas developed a port list, capsized, and subsequently sank 60 miles east of Cape Charles, Virginia. A US Coast Guard helicopter rescued the five people on board. No injuries or pollution were reported. The Langley Douglas was valued at $1.95m. The National Transportation Safety…

Marine accident round-up : 20th September 2018

The wreck removal of Gulfem Kalkavan (IMO 7721873) was completed on September 13th. All related vessel records have been closed and the vessel’s status has been changed to dead by the maritime authority. 1979-built, Turkey-flagged, 1,783 gt Gulfem Kalkavan was owned and managed by Anka Denizcilik Turizm of Istanbul, Turkey. Passenger/Cargo RoRo Champion Jet 2…

Marine accident round-up : 19th September 2018

Two port workers suffocated in a cargo hold of wood chips carrier Uni Fortune (IMO 9011193), which was docked at Quy Nhon port, during the morning of September 16th. They fainted and fell down into the hold amd it was too dangerous for other workers to go down to assist. Both workers were recovered by…

Global ocean hull risk profile and trading conditions improve: IUMI

There had been a continuing deterioration of premium income in the past 12 months, but this had to be set against the more positive picture of an improving risk profile, said Mark Edmondson Chair of the Ocean Hull Committee on the opening Monday of IUMI 2018, held in Cape Town, South Africa. The international market…

Insurers could face huge hull loss from Lürssen shipyard fire

The marine divisions of several insurers look to be facing a loss approaching €600m ($720m) as a result of the fire that broke out in superyacht shipyard Lürssen on the morning of Friday September 14th. The fire was brought under control by the following day. Firefighters battled through the night with 20 ship firefighting specialists…

Marine accident round-up : 18th September 2018

A fire broke out aboard 146-metre-yacht Sassi in the building dock of the Lürssen-Yard in Bremen-Vegesack early on September 14th and spread over three decks of the ship and the building dock the roof, which was alight over a 130-metre length. The dock was hard to access, giving firefighters problems. More than 100 men and…