Accident round-up : 22nd November 2016

Reefer Frio Petropavlovsk ran onto the Southern Breakwater while entering IJmuiden Harbour, Netherlands, at around 18.30 local time on November 19th, apparently as a result of engine failure. About half an hour later two tugs helped the vessel off the breakwater. It then docked at the fishing terminal in IJmuiden for inspection, before moving on to its port of destination. No details of vessel’s insurer found in databases.

Bulk carrier Star Eleonora reportedly collided with a Taiwanese 53-ton fishing vessel in the Philippine Sea on November 18th. The fishing vessel suffered serious bow damage but remained seaworthy. It is returning to Taiwan, escorted by another Taiwanese fishing vessel. All seven crew are safe. Taiwanese authorities are tracking Star Eleonora and are reporting to be planning to intercept Star Eleonora east of Taiwan. En route from Australia, the bulk carrier changed its port of destination from Yingkou, China, to Zhoushan, on November 19th. According to P&I database, Star Eleonora is covered by Britannia Club, through member Star Trident VII LLC.

Capesize bulk carrier Kumiai Shagang was attacked by pirates or militants on November 20th in the Sulu Sea, north of Tawi-Tawi Island, Philippines. The bulk carrier thwarted the attack and the vessel continued its voyage from Port Hedland Australia to Qingdao China. According to database, vessel covered with North P&I through Member Southern Pacific Holding Corp.