Marine accident round-up : 24th May 2018

The 42-year-old Philippine crew member missing from the Seastar Endeavour (IMO 9544748) has died after a rescue helicopter found him heavily hypothermic in the water 12 miles west of Esbjerg, after between four and 12 hours in the water. The mate was flown to the Aarhus University Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival. He was last seen on board when he left the bridge at the end of his watch at 04:00. At noon he was expected to start a new watch but did not turn up, at which point an alarm was triggered. An SAR operation was launched along the entire Danish West Coast, from Hanstholm in the north to Esbjerg in the south, with two rescue helicopters and 12 ships of the Civil Guard taking part. At 16:30 the man, who was second mate on board the ship, was located next to Blåvand. 2011-built, Malta-flagged, 22,683 gt Seastar Endeavour is owned by Seastar Bulk Three Ltd care of manager Norbulk Shipping UK ltd of Glasgow, UK. It is entered with Swedish Club (Gothenburg Team) on behalf of Seastar Bulk Three Ltd.

General cargo ship Muammer Yagci (IMO 9040962) suffered an engine fault and a problem to its camshaft in position on May 17th. Repairs could not be effected at sea. A tug arrived late on May 18th and took the vessel in tow to Falmouth, UK. She had been en route from Pula, Croatia, to Runcorn, UK, with 2,213mt of cement bags and 30.2mt of diesel oil fuel. The ship docked at the A&P Falmouth Ltd. Shipyard on May 20th, where, as of the morning of May 23rd, she remained. 1994-built, Turkey-flagged, 1,488 gt Muammer Yagci is owned and managed by Yagci Denizcilik of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Standard Club (London Class) on behalf of Yagci Denizcilik.

Fishing vessel Svyatogor (IMO 8834782) suffered engine failure in the Sea of Okhotsk, 260 miles south-west of Magadan, Russia, on May 20th. The roller bearing on the shaft of the clutch drive oil pump failed. The shipowner chose to have the vessel towed to the port of Magadan with the assistance of a salvage tug located several hundred miles distant at the time if the incident. 1990-built, Russia-flagged, 841 gt Svyatogor is owned and managed by V Lenin Collective Farm of Kamchatswkiy Kray, Russia