Marine accident round-up : 16th June 2017

General cargo ship Panurge (IMO 9509085) suffered a bilge water leak on the evening of June 14th when docked at Pyeongtaek port, South Korea. An oil stain about 25 meters long was created. Crew negligence was reported to have been the cause of the spill. 2011-built, 4,441 gt Panurge is owned by Link Well Shipping of Tianjin, China, and managed by Tianjin Pennon Intl of the same city. It is entered with West of England P&I on behalf of Link Well Shipping.

Bulk carrier Glory Trader (IMO 9287778) ran aground on the Mississippi river estuary above Pilottown on June 13th while en route from New Orleans to Haifa. 2004-built, 41,205 gt Glory Trader is owned by Glory Trader Ltd of Singapore and managed by Glory Ships PTE of the same address. It is entered with Gard on behalf of Glory Trader Ltd.

Chemical oil products tanker Chemroad Journey (IMO 9414254) remained aground 28m south of Phu Quy island in the South China Sea. A group of officials and technical experts visited the grounding site on Wednesday. No leakage was detected but the vessel was listing 15 degrees to port. The two salvage options are tilting the tanker’s aft to lift the fore section from the bottom and then to pull the tanker free by tug; or lightering the tanker before starting refloating attempts. A Nippon Salvage tug was due to arrive at the grounding site Wednesday evening. 2009-built, 20,108 gt Chemroad Journey is owned by Cobalt Blue Shipping SA of Tokyo, Japan, and managed by Iino Marine Service Co. It is entered with Japan Ship Owners’ P&I Club on behalf of Cobalt Blue Shipping.