Durban storm update: MSC Ines damaged

In the aftermath of the storm that battered the port of Durban last week, Transit National Port Authority (TNPA) tugs were freed container ship MSC Ines (IMO 9305714) from the entrance channel, where it had drifted abeam and blocked the port, without any reported spillage. MSC Ines appeared to have suffered rudder damage sufficiently serious to require repair before she will be able to resume her journey. On October 15th the Ines was berthed at the City Terminal.

Chemical oil products tanker Bow Triumph (IMO 9669902) which grounded in the enclosed bay Island View after breaking loose from moorings in the storm, was on soft sand, with no breaches of the hull found.

Container ship MSC Susanna (IMO 9290543) was taken to City Terminal and berthed on T-Jetty for underwater examination. MSC Susanna allided with other vessels before tugs could get it under control after she had broken free of her moorings. After an inspection MSC Susanna returned to the container terminal berth 108/9 where she was working cargo on October 15th.

Containership SM New York (IMO 9461465), which went aground on a nearby sandbank where she stuck fast after breaking from her moorings completed cargo working and sailed for Port Elizabeth on October 14th, arriving the following day.

Bow Triumph was also working cargo and will sail for Fujairah when ready.

Container ship Maersk Vallvik (IMO 9411381) was at C berth at the Ro-Ro and MPT Terminal, while French Navy frigate Floreal was forced to delay her scheduled departure, having suffered severe denting along the starboard side and slight denting or paint marks on the port side.

All navigable areas of Durban Bay have been surveyed and declared safe for navigation, permitting shipping activity in the Port of Durban to return to normal on Friday October 13th.

2010-built, Liberia-flagged, 91,621 gt SM New York is owned by Korea Tonnage No 27 Shipping care of manager SM Line Corp of Seoul, South Korea. It is entered with Britannia P&I Club on behalf of KSC 861 Maritime SA.

2015-built, Norway-flagged, 30,521 gt Bow Triumph is owned by Odfjell Chemical Tankers AS care of manager Odfjell Management AS of Bergen, Norway. It is entered with Gard on behalf of Odfjell Chemical Tankers AS.

2006-built, Panama-flagged, 107,551 gt MSC Ines is owned by Orsal International Corp care of manager MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co of Geneva, Switzerland. It is entered with West of England Club (Claims Team 3) on behalf of Orsal International Corp.

2005-built, Panama-flagged, 107,849 gt MSC Susanna is owned by Susanna Compania Naviera SA care of manager Mediterranean Shipping Co NRL of Piano di Sorrento, Italy. It is entered with West Of England (Claims Team 3) on behalf of Compañia Naviera Susanna SA.

2011-built, Singapore-flagged, 20,927 gt Maersk Vallvik is owned by Moller Singapore AP Pte Ltd of Singapore and managed by Maersk Line AS of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is entered with Britannia Steamship P&I Club.