Marine accident round-up : 12th June 2018

Federal safety officials have begun trying to determine what caused chemical oil products tanker Chem Norma (IMO 9486192) to run aground on the banks of the St Lawrence River while she was travelling from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Early on May 29th she struck land near Morrisburg, about 75 km southeast of Ottawa. Two marine accident investigators boarded the ship on June 8th and are expected to make at least some of their findings public by next week. The ship was pulled free from the bank on June 3rd. 2009-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 11,939 gt Chem Norma is owned and managed by Chem Norma SA of the Marshall Islands. ISM manager is ASM Maritime BV of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is entered with Gard P&I (Bermuda) on behalf of Chem Norma SA. Hull & machinery is with AGCS (RDC 3/4) with Gard having a subscription position.

Chemical oil products tanker Team Ace (IMO 9157052) ran aground in the waters of Kelemar Island, Gersik Village, District Nasik Strait, Indonesia during the afternoon of June 1st, while the vessel was en route to Tanjung Emas, Semarang. The ship became stuck on a rock on the ALKI route for international shipping while carrying 5,613 tons of diesel fuel. The ship had 16 Myanmar crew on board. 1996-built, Singapore-flagged, 3,182 gt Team Ace is owned and managed by Uniline Marine Pte Ltd of Singapore. ISM manager is IGC Logistics Pte Ltd of Singapore. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Cbs Ventures Pte Ltd.

Oil products tanker Turmalin (IMO 8724808) allided with the quay after losing control during the morning of June 3rd after having left berth No. 3 in Vladivostok. The quay sustained significant damage as a result. The bunker tanker sustained damage to its stern and a hull dent of about 3.5 metres in length. The vessel moored alongside the damaged berth for investigation by the port authority, then moved to anchorage. 1986-built, Russia-flagged, 1,895 gt Turmalin is owned and managed by Dilmas Co Ltd of Primorskiy kray, Russia.

A laptop computer caught fire in the cook’s cabin on refrigerated cargo ship Simfoniya (IMO 8516627) while she was operating in the Bering Sea on June 3rd. The fire alarm sounded and the crew quickly extinguished  the fire. However, the cook’s cabin and an adjacent cabin sustained damage. 1989 built, Russia flagged, 4,298 gt Simfoniya is owned and managed by Yuzmorrybflot JSC of Nakhodka, Primorskiy kray, Russia.

One body was recovered from inside the engine room of hopper dredger JBB Rong Chang 8 (IMO 8783529) during the morning of June 8th. The SAR team handed over the body to the police for identification. Salvors have now turned over the capsized vessel. No other bodies were discovered. 2016-built, Dominica-flagged, 6,200 gt JBB Rong Chang 8 is owned by Rong Chang Shipping Sdn Bhd care of manager LK Global Shipping of Johor, Malaysia.