Accident round-up : 19th April 2017

On Sunday April 16th bulk carrier Navios Orbiter (IMO: 9286865) was reported to have suffered a fire in its accommodation block while berthed for cargo handling at Immingham Docks, Cleethorpes, UK. The flames were put out by five fire engines, aided by two RNLI lifeboats, without significant damage to the vessel. No injuries and no water pollution were reported. Navios Orbiter is 76,602 dwt and 39,727 grt. According to database hull and machinery cover is led by Generali Assurances, with Gard holding a follow-on position on the slip. According to database Navios Orbiter is entered with London P&I for owner Orbiter Shipping Corp.

Sri Lanka’s Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) General Manager Turny Pradeep Kumara said at a press conference on April 16th that “chemical substance container carrying ship” MSC Daniela, which caught fire on April 4th, remained a threat to the environment as the fire on board was not fully extinguished. The vessel has been relocated from Colombo International Container Terminal to a nearby East Container Terminal, still surrounded by tugs.

New casino cruise ship Jacks Or Better in Galveston had to cancel a cruise on Sunday April 16th after hitting a hidden marker in the water late on Saturday night. About 100 passengers were on board the casino day cruise when the incident occurred. Nobody was injured and the ship was able to safely dock in the Galveston Yacht Basin. Damages to the ship were minor. Jacks Or Better opened to the public in March. The owners are working with the Coast Guard to make the hazard more visible. The ship will be out-of-service for repairs until further notice.