Damage survey carried out on ULCV MSC Tina

An initial damage survey on ultra-large container vessel MSC Tina (IMO 9762340) has been carried out at the anchorage area of Ambarli, Turkey.

MSC Tina suffered a significant allision with a pier in Ambarli on March 27th while the ship was manoeuvring to berth. The 398.5m long ship suffered a large gash along its port side. The pier at Ambarli Port was also reported to have suffered significant damage.

MSC Tina was moved to a port anchorage. The vessel was granted berthing permission from the harbour master and was re-berthed at Martas Port on March 29th in order to discharge part of the 5,000 containers on board and lightering of the vessel.

Subsequently, the vessel shifted to Asyaport, Tekirdag, in order to discharge the remaining cargo. The vessel was to proceed to the Besiktas shipyard in Yalova upon completion of the discharge operation. Permanent repairs, together with steel replacement were to be carried out after the vessel’s arrival.

The ship was reported to have allided with the quay at a speed of 4.1 knots, causing the hull to be torn open on a length about 70 metres at the level of the waterline. Fortunately one of the three tugs involved in the docking, intervened in time to prevent the vessel from hitting the gantry cranes at the quay. As of April 4th afternoon the vessel was in the port of Yalova, Turkey.

2017-built, Liberia-flagged, 194,308 gt MSC Tina is owned by Sea 45 Leasing Co Ltd care of MSC of Geneva, Switzerland. ISM manager is MSC Srl of Plano di Sorrento, Naples, Italy. It is entered with West of England (European Claims team) on behalf of Sea 45 Leasing Co. Ltd.