Indian High Court orders detention of collision ship

An India High Court has directed the authorities of Shipping, Coast Guard and Mumbai Port to detain the bulk carrier Navios Venus (IMO 9713492) following its collision with fishing vessel Shijumon off the Colachel coast on October 22nd.

The petitioner submitted that two of the 17 fishing boat crew members were seriously injured in the collision when the fishing boat was hit while anchored about 20 miles from the Colachel harbour.

The petitioner submitted that the Navios Venus had not followed the operating guidelines framed by the IMO and claimed that the master of the vessel did not provide any humanitarian assistance, but instead proceeded to the next port.

As of November 1st the Navios Venus was at Mumbai anchorage

2015-built, Panama-flagged, 34,777 gt Navios Venus is owned by Tradewind Navigation SA care of manager Murakami Sekiyu KK of Hakata-cho, Imabari-shi, Ehime-ken, Japan. It is entered with Japan Club (Imabari Office in charge) on behalf of Tradewind Navigation SA.