Marine accident round-up : 17th May 2018

Livestock carrier Alferdawi 1 (IMO 6422303) was seized by Egyptian authorities for alleged illegal dumping of dead sheep in the Red Sea near the resort of Hurghada on May 9th. At least 25 dead sheep were spotted and collected. The ship was taken to the Egyptian Red Sea coastal port of Safaga. The owner was said to be facing a fine and had to cover all the expenses incurred by in recovering the dead animals. The vessel was en route from Romania to Jordan at the time. 1964 built, Togo flagged, 1,446 gt Alferdawi 1 is owned by Danube Shipping Co SA care of manager Affera Shipping Inc of Mersin, Turkey.

A Ukrainian former crew member of general cargo ship Arezoo (IMO 9165786) faces the death penalty in the Iran for allegedly killing another crew member of Iranian nationality. Andrey Novickov denies the accusation. In January 2017 the vessel was sailing in the South China Sea. An Iranian sailor, reported to have been behaving strangely was claimed to have jumped overboard. Novichok was the only witness. He raised the alarm, but the missing man could not be found. A month later the accused and six other crew left the ship in Bandar Abbas in order to fly home for a vacation. But Novickov was arrested and accused of murder. He was bailed in September 2017 with the help of Ukrainian Consulate, but remains in Iran. Ukrainian seamen groups have demanded that the Ukrainian President intervene 1998 built, Iran flagged, 15,670 gt Arezoo is owned by Oghyanous Khorooshan Shipping, care of Rahbaran Omid Darya Ship Management Co of Tehran, Iran. It is entered with West of England Club (Claims Team 1) on behalf of Oghyanous Khorooshan Kish Shipping Co.

Offshore support vessel Marshal Vasilevskiy (IMO 9778313) suffered an explosion in one of the six regasification boilers during trials off Ulsan on May 14th. The boiler was destroyed in the incident and delivery of the OSV will be delayed. Reportedly there was other damage besides the destroyed boiler. The ship is to be used in the Kaliningrad region after delivery. 2018-built, Panama-flagged, 118,243 gt Marshal Vasilevskiy is owned and managed by Gazprom of Moscow, Russia.

A fire broke out aboard chemical oil products tanker Grande Riviere (IMO 9733686) on May 13th shortly after her arrival at Genoa from Aveiro on May 13th. Black fumes were seen billowing from the tanker, and the emergency services were called. By the time firefighters arrived the fire had been extinguished by the crew. The ship berthed on May 14th. 2015-built, Japan-flagged, 21,101 gt Grande Riviera is owned by Larimar/TLC Iris/FGL Juno care of manager Methanol Holdings of Trinidad & Tobago. ISM manager is MOL Tankship Management Europe of London, UK. It is entered with Britannia Club on behalf of Larimar Leasing Co Ltd.