Accident Round-Up – 6th September 2016

Product tanker Ternvind collided with container ship Langeness in Kiel Canal during the evening of September 4th. Both vessels were transiting the canal in a northern direction, Ternvind apparently tried to overtake Langeness, but the latter grounded on the embankment. It was refloated a couple of hours later and taken to Kiel. Ternvind resumed sailing after the collision and arrived at Kiel under her own power. Both vessels were reported damaged.

The rescue boat of crude oil tanker Navion Anglia, which has been anchored off Stavanger Norway since August 22nd, fell from 20 metres while hoisting, with two crew aboard, on the morning of September 5th. Both crew on the rescue boat were reported as having been hospitalized.

The Bosphorus Strait was temporarily completely closed to shipping at 14.10 local time on September 5th due to the breakdown of Turkish Navy Vessel Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at 14.10 (Turkey time), said Wilhelmsen Ship Agency. The waterway was reopened after a couple of hours.

Post-tropical storm Hermine drifted away from the US east coast on Monday, relieving the pressure on New York for Labor Day. However, on Sunday it smacked straight into Royal Caribbean cruise liner Anthem Of The Seas, which was en route

for Bermuda from Bayonne, New Jersey. The ship was buffetted badly, but not damaged.