General cargo ship Seven S (IMO 9006344) developed a heavy list and came to rest on its starboard side, leaning heavily against the pier, in the Port of Genoa, Italy, on January 17th.
The Genoa Prosecutor’s office said it wanted to investigate whether the ballasting operations had been carried out correctly. The Harbour Master’s Office was also reported to be investigating the incident.
No one was seriously injured; neither was there any reported pollution as a result of the incident.
The terminal operator later issued a statement saying that it had been following the instructions from the ship’s master and that the bales were being loaded according to plan. The 288ft vessel had arrived at the port from Termini Imerese, a port near Palermo, Sicily, and was bound for Bulgaria.
Firefighters were later lowered to the cargo hold in a special harness and worked to assist in the offloading of the bales. The work continued overnight and on the morning of January 18th they confirmed that the vessel had regained buoyancy and stability. As of January 19th it remained at Genoa.
1994-built, Panama-flagged, 2,449 gt Seven S is owned by Seven Seas Shipmanagement SA care of Regency Ship Management of Istanbul, Turkiye. ISM manager is Euromed Shipmanagement Ltd of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Thomas Miller Specialty on behalf of Regency Ship Management AS.