Marine accident round-up : 15th January 2018

Fishing vessel Cornelis Gert Jan (IMO 8410067) suffered water ingress after a possible collision with an unknown object in the English Channel on February 10th. The vessel’s pumps succeeded in removing the ingress and no further assistance was required. Shoreham harbour was informed and the UK Costguard monitored the vessel until it arrived safely in Shoreham harbour arpund dawn on February 11th.

General cargo ship Danica Hav (IMO 8401535) ran aground on the morning of February 11th on the river Ouse at the Ocean Lock while approaching the port of Goole. A tug from Goole pulled the cargo ship off in the afternoon and Danica Hav reached Goole later that afternoon, leaving for Rotterdam the following morning. 1984-built, Bahamas-flagged, 1,536 gt Danica Hav is owned by Hav Bulk AS of Raadal, Norway, and managed by Hav Ship management Norrus AS of Kaliningrad, Russia. it is entered with Gard P&I Club (Bermuda) on behalf of Hav Bulk AS.

Fishing vessel Orfirisey (IMO 8704975) suffered engine damage at the North Cape Bank on February 11th and requested assistance. The Norwegian Coastguard took the disabled vessel in tow towards the coast, where civilian salvors were to take over. No details found in databases of owners or insurers.

Novorossiysk Rescue Team has been refloating preparations for general cargo ship Berg (IMO 8896039). The procedure included pumping out fuel oil and other oil-containing substances, as well as water from water-tight compartments. Attempts will be made to get the vessel afloat by utilising submerged pontoons. All actions to execute salvage remain uncertain because they depend on the physical condition of the hull. Berg suffered a hull breach on January 31st in the waters of the Crimean Peninsula while en route from Kerch, Crimea, to Bandirma, north-west Turkey. After the incident the ship changed course and headed for Feodosia Bay where she anchored. 1974-built, Moldova-flagged, 2,516 gt Berg is owned by Orka Shipping Ltd care of manager Efem Gemi Kiralama ve Denizcilik Ticaret Ltd Sti of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Navigators on behalf of Orka Shipping Co, through to December 25th 2018.

A plan for the removal of wrecked container ship Kea Trader (IMO 9701281) has been approved. The wreck will be lifted off the rocks of Durand Reef, New Caledonia, to minimize the risk of environmental impacts. The approved plan contains an innovative solution for a safe lifting and subsequent removal of the two halves of the ship in whole pieces, so that the marine environment is not disturbed. Kea Trader ran hard aground on the Durand Reef, New Caledonia on her maiden voyage last July 12th. More details will follow later from owner Lomar Shipping. 2017-built, Malta-flagged, 25,145 gt Kea Trader is owned by Kea Trader GmbH care of manager Lomar Deutschland of Bremen, Germany. ISM manager is Columbia Shipmanagement of Hamburg, Germany. P&I cover with Skuld appears to have expired on January 10th, 2018.

Vessel Agios Ioannis Rossos (built 2013) was in collision with passenger cargo RoRo Proteus (IMO 7350416) on Feb 10, 2018, while leaving the port of the Greek island of Skiathos. Agios Ioannis Rossos sustained material damage and returned to Skiathos, while Proteus was undamaged and continued its passage to Volos. Skiathos Port Authority banned Agios Ioannis Rossos from sailing until completion of necessary repairs. 1973-built, Greece-flagged, 1,160 gt Proteus is owned and managed by Anes of Symi, Symi Island, Greece.