Marine accident round-up : 27th September 2017

The crew of containership Kea Trader (IMO 9701281) and Dutch salvage company Ardent have been carrying out preliminary operations for the bail-out of the ship. Hold No 4 has been partially inspected and 28 breaches were identified, of which 22 have been repaired. The teams plan to install 18 containers equipped with air bags in hold No 5 in order to create the buoyancy required for the bail-out. The bailout of the ship is not envisaged before the end of October. 2017-built, Malta-flagged, 25,145 gt Kea Trader is owned by Kea Trader GmbH care of Lomar Deutschland of Bremen, Germany. ISM manager is Columbia Shipmanagement-GEU of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Skuld. Norwegian Hull Club covers the vessel for hull and machinery.

Chemical oil products tanker Bum Kang (IMO 9781499) suffered an explosion shortly after midnight on September 22nd, while unloaded. Of the 11 crew members on board, one Indonesian crew member was killed and one Korean crew member suffered serious injuries. The tanker arrived at Samcheok port, arriving within 90 minutes, under its own power. 2016-built, South Korea-flagged, 1,615 gt Bum Kang is owned and managed by JS Marine Transportation Co of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

A crewman was airlifted to hospital after he was injured aboard offshore platform Safe Boreas (IMO 9649823) in the Mariner field, 93 miles east of Shetland, during the afternoon of September 18th. A helicopter was sent by the Coastguard to transfer him from the accommodation platform to Gilbert Bain hospital on Lerwick, from where he was later released. 2015-built, Singapore-flagged, 34,076 gt Safe Boreas is entered with Norwegian Hull Club for hull and machinery.

Multi-purpose carrier Sheksna (IMO 8876572) ran aground on the Elbe off Hamburg-Cranz at the Mühlenberg Hole on the morning of September 21st. The ship was carrying a 135-tons-generator to Riga. Tugs started to refloat the vessel with the 18:20 high tide. After the ship was pulled off, it was berthed at the Mönckeberg Quay in the Ellerholz Port in Hamburg. 1994-built, Belize-flagged, 2,052 gt Sheksna is owned by Donna Shipping Co care of manager Aspol-Baltic Corp of St Petersburg, Russia.