Marine accident round-up : 11th October 2017

General cargo ship Nordborg (IMO 9148180) severely damaged several wooden pilings in the foreport of the old lock of the Kiel Canal in Brunsbüttel after an allision during the afternoon of October 7th, 2017. Schramm company vessels recovered the debris from the water. 1999-built, Netherlands-flagged, 2,780 gt Nordborg is owned by Nordborg Scheepvaart care of manager Concurrent Shipmanagement BV of Delfzijl, Netherlands.

Oil products tanker Go East (IMO 7526924) was reported capsized on October 8th after being attacked by a Libyan Coast Guard boat. Go East sustained numerous holes in tanks and the engine room areas and developed a heavy list before capsizing. Diesel oil spilt from the tanker. The Coast Guard boat returned to Tripoli after firing upon the vessel. 1977-built, Comoros-flagged, 7,886 gt Go East is owned by Arida Trade LLP care of manager Uvas-Trans Ltd of Krym, Ukraine.

Bitumen tanker Tasco Sakorn (IMO 9523782) suffered a main engine failure on October 8th while en route from Cigading, Indonesia, to Fremantle, Australia. The failure occurred near Fremantle. The vessel was helped into Fremantle by two tugs, after an initial tow from the anchorage with only the bow thruster working. The ship was safely docked at 10:45 local time. 2009-built, Singapore-flagged, 3,609 gt Tasco Sakorn is owned by AD Shipping Pte care of manager Reta Link Pte of Singapore. ISM manager is Tipco Maritime Co of Bangkok, Thailand. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Tipco Maritime.