Marine accident roud-up : 7th February 2018

Passenger general cargo ship Tijat (IMO 5261350) was in collision with cargo m/v Plavi Jadran, (IMO 6406244) about 200 metres off the Croatian island of Prvić in the Aegean Sea during the evening of January 31st, while en route from Prvić Šepurina to Prvić Luke. The cargo ship, which was loaded with sand, sank quickly to a depth of between 20 and 25 metres. The crew of two was rescued. There were no injuries on Tijat. The accident is under investigation and Tijat was temporarily banned from sailing. According to witnesses Plavi Jadran had no navigation lights on before the collision occurred. 1955-built, Croatia-flagged, 191 gt Tijat is owned and managed by Jadrolinija of Rijeka, Croatia. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of Jadrolinija. 1952-built, Croatia-flagged, 127 gt Plavi Jadran is owned and managed by Urlic I of Opuzen, Croatia.

General cargo ship Reymar (IMO 9552032), which on the morning of January 31st appeared to be lying too deep in the water in Brunsbüttel, Germany, was subject to a freeboard control. The trade association for transport and traffic management then issued a sailing ban after it was found that the draught was exceeded by eleven centimeters, corresponding to an overload of about 122 metric tons. The ship was en route from Bilbao to Tornio with a cargo of 5,000 tons of lime stone. The captain paid the safety fine; the ship was released that evening and headed for Kiel, where it berthed in the East Shore Port early on February 1st. It sailed again on the afternoon of February 2nd after the draught was corrected. 2011-built, Cyprus-flagged, 3,500 gt Reymar is owned by Atob@tc Holding AB of Ystad, Sweden. It is managed by Gota Ship Management of Gothenburg, Sweden. It is entered with Swedish Club on behalf of AtoB@C Shipping AB.

Passenger/cargo RoRo Volcán de Tauce (IMO 9081588) was hit by a large wave early on February 3rd, causing a truck loaded with water canisters to fall onto three vehicles in the car deck. The incident occurred just before the vessel docked in the port of Puerto del Rosario, Las Palmas, Canary Islands. 1995-built, Spain-flagged, 9,807 gt Volcan De Tauce is owned by Anarafe SL care of manager Naviera Armas SA of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of Naviera Armas SA.

Tug Indusbank (IMO 6818708) caught fire at Kaya Rotterdam in the Hato district on Bonaire on the morning of February 1st,. The ship had just pulled a tanker away from the WEB terminal when the fire began, although the exact circumstances remained unclear. The crew of tug SL Missouri started fighting the fire with the help of water cannons. For safety reasons the burning tug was taken to a position two miles from the coast. The fire brigade, police, Coast Guard and STINAPA were immediately informed of the fire and were soon present. The tug was taken out to sea by the fire brigade to allow it to burn out. After the fire an investigation into the cause began. Apparently a more serious situation was averted thanks to fast action by the senior pilot, as he immediately dislodged the connection to the tanker. There were no injuries. After finding that the fire was extinguished the firefighters confirmed that the tug was safe to moor in the port of Kralendijk. 1968-built, Bahamas-flagged, 369 gt Indusbank is owned by Smit Lamnal Co Ltd of Sharjah, UAE. Manager is Amit International Americas of Houston, Texas, US. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Smit Lamnal Co Ltd.

General cargo ship Berg (IMO 8896039) beached near the port of Feodosiya, Crimean peninsula, with the ship’s stern submerged on February 2nd. Berg suffered a leak when she entered the Black Sea from the River Don, requesting assistance late on January 31st. The ship listed to port and was down by the bow at the time. A tug attended, initially to assist in draining the water, but later to evacuate the 12 crew members, eight from Azerbaijan and four from Ukraine. After beaching, the Berg remained half-submerged, with the stern sunk on the bottom. Part of the main deck flooded. Divers found three holes below the water line. 1974-built, Moldova-flagged, 2,516 gt Berg is owned by Orka Shipping Ltd care of manager Efem Gemi Kiralama ve Denizcilik Ticaret Ltd Sti of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Navigators on behalf of Orka Shipping Co, through to December 25th 2018.

Abandoned general cargo ship Tallas (IMO 7364546) dragged anchor in the Sea of Marmara on the morning of February 4th, 2018 in stormy weather and drifted broadside onto the shore in Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, Turkey. The Russian owner had reportedly gone bankrupt and abandoned the ship in 2015. There was no threat of leaking fuel because the fuel tank was empty. 1974-built, Cambodia-flagged, 745 gt Tallas is registered with Equasis as owned by Importica LP of Inverness, UK.