Marine accident round-up : 18th May 2018

General cargo ship Kubilai Khan (IMO 8913722) suffered an engine breakdown 20 miles north-east of Punta Sardina late on May 13th and went adrift north of Las Palmas, Canary Islands. The ship which was en route from Las Palmas to Flushing, ETA May 20th. The SAR tug Miguel de Cervantes went to assist and took the vessel in tow back to Las Palmas, where it arrived during the morning of May 14th. Kubilai Khan berthed at the Muelle Grande later that day. 1966-built, Faroe Islands-flagged, 5,966 gt Kubilai Khan is owned by Kubilai Khan SP/F care of manager African Shipping Sarl of Kinshasa,  Democratic Republic of Congo. ISM manager is Norresundby Rederei and Shipping of Aalborg, Denmark. It is entered with MS Amlin on behalf of Sp/f Kubilai Khan.

Fishing vessel Noorderhaaks – UK 195 (IMO 9101209) was in allision with Windmill No 40 of the Eneco Princess Amalia wind farm early on May 14th. No injuries were reported, but the vessel sustained some damage to its boom and radar and returned to the harbour of Ijmuiden, Netherlands. She sailed again the same day. Damage to the windmill was unconfirmed. 1994-built, Netherlands-flagged, 560 gt Noorderhaaks is owned and managed by Bakker Den Helder BV of Den Helder, Netherlands. It is entered with MS Amlin on behalf of UK 195 Noorderhaaks BV.

Chemical tanker Angara (IMO 7427467) was in collision with 874gt Russian bunker tanker Aura in the vicinity of buoy #15 off the port of Kronshtadt shortly after midnight on May 14th. The tanker sustained severe damage to a crane while Aura sustained damage to her upper deck and bridge equipment. No injuries to the crews or pollution was reported. 1977-built, Russia-flagged, 2,002 gt Angara is owned by Goodwell Alliance Ltd care of manager Transoil co Ltd of St Petersburg, Russia.

The Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer (SNSM) was called to assist fishing trawler Saint Marie de la Mer II (IMO 9849411) on May 16th, which had become disabled by a fouled propeller while the crew was fishing. SNSM’s Notre-Dame de Bonsecours – SNS 080 was deployed to assist the fishing vessel; two divers set out to clear the trawl caught in the propeller. 2018-built, France-flagged, 231 gt Saint Marie de la Mer II is owned and managed by Saint Marie de la Mer of Flocques, France.

Bulk carrier St Elias (IMO 9138692), which sustained a main engine failure in the Atlantic Ocean on or around March 7th this year and was towed to Gibraltar under LOF 2011 contract on March 19th, remained berthed at Gibdock/No.47 as of May 16th. The bulk carrier is undergoing repairs, class survey, crew change and stores. 1997-built, Panama-flagged, 15,888 gt St Elias is owned by Hawkeye Maritime Ltd care of manager Sealight Maritime Ltd of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with American Club on behalf of Hawkeye Maritime Ltd.



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