Marine accident round-up : 11th June 2018

General cargo ship Sinan Naiboglu (IMO 7721976), which had dragged anchor due to adverse weather conditions, subsequently running aground at Nemrut Bay, Turkey, on January 18th, was refloated on June 4th and towed to Aliaga scrapyard, Turkey, the following day. During the refloating operation pollution prevention barriers were placed around the vessel. The vessel’s status was changed to “Dead” in the Turkish Maritime Registry. Recycling will start upon completion of environmental formalities. 1979-built, Turkey-flagged, 972 gt Sinan Naiboglu is owned by Berem Denizcilik of Istanbul, Turkey, and managed by Albedo Denizcilik Ve Nakliyat of Istanbul, Turkey.

General cargo ship Kaptan Hasan Uzun (IMO 8203622) was detained in the port of Thessaloniki, Greece, on June 5th following a port state control under Paris MOU. The detention was due to serious deficiencies and irregularities in regard of Annex X of the GO 2009/16 / EC. The process of imposing administrative penalties was initiated by the Central Port Authority of Thessaloniki. The ship had arrived that morning from Istanbul. 1983-built, Togo-flagged, 5,906 gt Kaptan Hasan Uzun is owned and managed by ECA Ship Trade Co of Istanbul, Turkey.

The NSRI Port Elizabeth, South Africa duty crew was activated by the SA Air Force 15 Squadron Charlie Flight at midday on June 6th to medevac two injured sailors from bulk carrier KS Flora (IMO 9708538) which was sailing towards East London. A 41 year old man Filipino and a 27 year old man from Manila had been injured onboard during rough sea conditions, one suffering a fractured left leg and the other suffering a left ankle injury. In an operation lasting 40 minutes, during which time the helicopter flew around the ship in a holding pattern, both patients were stabilized onboard before they were both hoisted into the helicopter. The operation was completed within four hours. 2015-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 22,285 gt KS Flora is owned by Southern Pacific Holding Corp care of manager Kumiai Senpaku Co Ltd (Kumiai Senpaku KK) of Tokyo, Japan. ISM manager is Fairmont Shipping Canada of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is entered with UK P&I Club (Area Group London J1) on behalf of Southern Pacific Holding Corp.

Chemical oil products tanker Nordic Nelly (IMO 9130808) suffered a steering loss during the evening of June 5th shortly after leaving Teesport, UK, bound for Rotterdam, Netherlands Two tugs assisted the vessel back to the QE2 berth in the port. The vessel was anchored in position with 5,000 tons of benzene and 100 tons of low sulphur gas oil. 1997-built, Denmark-flagged, 4,137 gt Nordic Nelly is owned by Crystal Nodic Shipowning K/S care of Crystal Nordic AS of Hellerup, Norway. Manager is Nordic Tankers Trading of Hellerup, Denmark. ISM manager is Dania Ship management AS of Hellerup, Denmark. It is entered with Skuld (Skuld Copenhagen unit) on behalf of member Crystal Nordic AS. It is entered with Norwegian Hull Club for hull & machinery.