Marine accident round-up : 22nd June 2017

A tug was deployed by the Royal Arctic Line to take Danish cargo m/v Johanna Kristina (IMO: 5031717) to a yard in Nuuk, Greenland, following its collision with an ice floe on June 9th. The ship suffered damage to its propeller and propeller shaft during the incident. Meaning that it had to be drydocked. 1960-built, 254 gt Johanna Kristina is owned by Royal Arctic Bygdservice AS of Nuuk, Greenland, and managed by Royal Arctic Line of the same city. It is entered with Skuld on behalf of member Royal Arctic Bygdeservice A/S.

A fire broke out aboard fishing vessel Pilenga 2 (IMO 9120310) on June 20th while it was docked in Busan, South Korea. Welding works in a control room caused a fire that quickly got out of control. The owner said that the Korean company contracted to undertake the repairs began welding works without notifying the crew that they were starting.