Accident round-up – 2nd September 2016

Aframax New Hellas reported an engine malfunction in the Bosphorus during the afternoon of August 31st, She was understood to be able to sail under her own power at a reduced speed, and completed the transit with the aid of a tug. It was brought to anchor at Sile anchorage, Black Sea.

An Indian cargo dhow, with 11 crew members on board, sunk off the coast of Jalan Bani Bu Ali province, Oman, on the morning August 27th. All crew members were rescued by Omani fishermen. The dhow was on its way from Sharjah, UAE, to Al Mukalla port, Yemen, and was carrying 69 vehicles, food stuff, tyres and engine oils. The dhow developed a heavy list and its capsizing is thought to be due to cargo shift. The dhow is not internationally registered, engaged in local coastal trade.

Passenger ship Spirit Of Baltimore destroyed some 20 metres of wooden pier in Henderson Wharf Marina, Baltimore early on the morning of August 28th. The vessel had been chartered for a midnight party

River cargo ship Ponosha collided with general cargo vessel Omskiy-6 early on the morning of August 26th on the River Don, Omskiy-6 suffered hull and main deck damage. Both vessels were loaded with grain.