Marine accident round-up : 10th May 2018

Container ship Santos Express (IMO 9777632) diverted from the fairway and allided with three local ferries at the Guartuja terminal, Santos port, during the evening of May 6th, passing very near the terminal piers. Two of the ferries were in a lay-up, while the third had just completed her scheduled trip and offloaded the cars on board. She suffered serious damage. Santos Express proceeded to her destination, the DP World Santos Terminal, and berthed the same evening, some 40 minutes later. It was not clear what caused the straying off the fairway. 2017-built, Germany-flagged, 118,945 gt Santos Express is owned and managed by Hapag-Lloyd AG of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of Hapag Lloyd.

Container ship CSCL Indian Ocean (IMO 9695157) experienced an engine breakdown due to a fuel pipe leak late on May 4th while en route from Felixstowe to the Suez Canal. The vessel was repaired within three hours, but was included in CNIS routine broadcast as she had dangerous goods on board. She anchored at the end of the Dover TSS for the time of repairs. 2015-built, Hong Kong-flagged, 187,541 gt CSCL Indian Ocean is owned by CSCL Indian Ocean Shipping Co care of manager Cosco Shipping Development of Shanghai, China. It is entered with West of England (Claims Contact Hong Kong) on behalf of CSCL Indian Ocean Shipping Co Ltd.

Passenger/cargo RoRo Finnfellow (IMO 9145164) allided with a quay in Långnäs in Åland, 30 km east of Mariehamn, during the afternoon of May 2nd. A fender was damaged, dislodged, and sank The port was closed for a few hours to lift it up, but there was no traffic interference as the removal was carried out between ferry services. The ferry later sailed to the Kapellskar Ferry Terminal. 2000-built, Finland-flagged, 33,724 gt Finnfellow is owned by Finnlines PLC of Helsinki, Finland. Manager is Finnlines Ship Management AB of Malmo, Sweden. It is entered with Standard Club (Mediterranean & Middle East Division) on behalf of Finnlines PLC. It is entered for hull & machinery with Norwegian Hull Club, on behalf of Finnlines PLC, with Gard having a subscription position.

Fishing vessel Montelouro (IMO 9192844) became disabled in the North Atlantic on May 2nd after ropes became entangled in her propeller. The ship went adrift six miles off Cape Touriñan, north-western Spain. The crew of eight requested Salvamento Marítimo to assist, which deployed an SAR ship  from Camariñas station. The trawler was taken in tow and safely berthed in the port of Camariñas three hours later. 1998-built, Spain-flagged, 223 gt Montelouro is owned and managed by Lago Vidal JA of Muros (A Coruna) Spain.

Offshore support vessel Maridive 235 (IMO 9694086) was detained by the First Hall Civil Court at Marsaxlokk, Malta, on May 1st. Permission to depart was cancelled by the Harbour Master until payments of credits, together with legal expenses. As of May 5th the vessel remained at the Marsa Oil Tanking Jetty in Marsaxlokk. 2015-built, Belize-flagged, 4,944 gt Maridive 235 is owned by Ocean Marine FZC care of manager Maritime & Oil Services ‘Maridive’ SAE of Alexandria, Egypt. It is entered with Gard P&I (Bermiuda) on behalf of Ocean Marine FZC.