Marine accident round-up : 14th November 2017

LT cruise ship Regatta (IMO 9156474) experienced a failure of its power generation plant shortly after midnight on November 8th. Power was eventually restored and the vessel was returning to Honolulu at a reduced speed of 3 to 4 knots to effect a technical assessment. As of November 13th it was underway at about 17.1 knots from Honolulu to Nuku Hiva. 1998-built, Marshall islands-flagged, 30,277 gt Regatta is owned by Regatta Acquisition LLC care of manager NCL Bahamas Ltd of Miami, Florida, USA. It is entered with UK P&I Club (Area Group Americas G7) on behalf of NCL Corp Ltd. For H&M, Freight and Hull, Norwegian Hull Club leads on behalf of Norwegian Cruise Line, with Gard having a subscription position.

The departure of cruise ship Norwegian Gem (IMO 9355733) on Nov 11th was cancelled as a result of azipod trouble causing a restriction in the ship’s top speed. The ship was half-way through an 11-night Eastern Caribbean cruise that departed from New York on October 31st, but was unable to return to New York for its next scheduled cruise. Cruisers booked on the Nov 11 sailing will receive a full refund and a 50% future cruise credit on the fare paid. 2007-built, Bahamas-flagged, 93,530 gt Norwegian Gem is owned by Norwegian gem Ltd care of NCL Bahamas Ltd of Miami, Florida, USA. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Smuab) (Americas Syndicate) on behalf of Norwegian Gem Ltd.

Bulk carrier Thor Endeavour (IMO 9074793) allided with steel poles sheltering the old jetty 3 upon entering the southern lock of the Kiel Canal in Brunsbüttel during the afternoon of November 10th, suffering a long bruise or breach as a result. She was en route from St. Nazaire to Klaipeda at the time. Apparently Thor Endeavour was caught by a wind gust and drifted perpendicular to the canal. One of the steel poles was bent by the allision, which was investigated after the ship was inside the lock. As of November 13th the vessel was underway from Montoir (France) to Klaipeda, ETA the evening of November 13th. 1995-built, Singapore-flagged, 25,676 gt Thor Endeavour is owned and managed by Thor Endeavour Shipping Sng Pte Ltd of Singapore. ISM manager is Thoresen & Co Bangkok Ltd of Bangkok, Thailand. It is entered with West of England P&I Club on behalf of Thoresen Shipping Singapore Pte Ltd.

Chemical oil products tanker Orasund (IMO 9336701) suffered an engine blackout during the westbound transit of the Kiel Canal and was disabled near the Levensau bridge during the afternoon of November 10th while en route from Soby to Hamburg. 2008-built, Denmark-flagged, 3,691 gt Orasund is owned and managed by Simonsen MH of Svendborg, Denmark. It is entered with Skuld (Copenhagen business unit) on behalf of Rederiet MH Simonsen ApS.

A Korean 96-ton fishing vessel ran into the starboard side of chemical oil products tanker Spring Note (IMO 9324590) about 10m southeast of Seogwipo, Jeju island. The bow of the fishing vessel was crushed but it managed to reach the port of Seogwipo. The tanker resumed her voyage to Busan, but had suffered a breach above the waterline, and docked at Busan around midday on November 10th. 2004-built, Panama-flagged, 2,579 gt Spring Note is owned by Shokuyu Navigation Co care of Shokuyu Tanker Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan. It is managed by St Marine Co Ltd of Busan, South Korea. It is entered with Japan P&I Club on behalf of Shokuyu Navigation Co SA.