Marine accident round-up : 31st January 2018

Passenger ship Aegean Queen (IMO 9116462) experienced engine failure at Fethiye, Turkey, on January 23rd. Tug Kurtkulagi towed the vessel to the Tuzla shipyard area on January 26th, arriving January 30th, where she currently remains. 1995-built, Turkey-flagged, 571 gt Aegean Queen is owned and managed by Yuksel Turizm Seyahat Sanayi of Fethiye, Turkey.

The Spasatel Zaborshchikov has recovered two life rafts, empty with water inside and three miles apart, during the search for 1985-built, Russia-flagged, 666 gt fishing vessel Vostok (IMO 8504791), last reported in the Sea of Japan south of Vladivostok. A search of an area of 7,286 sq km has yielded only an emergency radio buoy, a half-sunken barrel, some equipment, two lifejackets, two life buoys and waste. There has been no trace of the vessel or the crew.

General cargo ship Yuksel Imamoglu (IMO 7702425) suffered a technical failure at Ambarli, Istanbul, Turkey on January 25th. Tug Yumurtalik towed the vessel to the Tuzla shipyard area, arriving on January 26th. Permanent repairs were due to start following an inspection by a class surveyor. 1980-built, Turkey-flagged, 1,923 gt Yuksel Imamoglu is owned and managed by Imamoglu Denizcilik Ve Kara of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Lodestar on behalf of Imamoglu Denizcilik Ve Kara Nakliyat Ticaret AS.

Passenger cargo RoRo Poseidon Hellas (IMO 8966963) suffered damage to her port side main engine control while travelling from Aegina to Piraeus. The ship safely berthed at Piraeus with one engine and was detained until the damage was repaired and the confirmation of class maintenance was carried out. 1998-built, Greece-flagged, 1,802 gt Poseidon Hellas is owned by Poseidon Ferries Maritime Co care of manager Evagelistria Maritime Co Rio of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Carina on behalf of Poseidon Ferries Maritime Co.

High-speed passenger ship Flying Dolphin XXIX (IMO 8875700) sustained damage to its port main engine on the afternoon of January 26th while departing Piraeus for its scheduled service to Poros, Hydra, Ermioni, Spetses and Portocheli. She returned at reduced speed to Piraeus, where the 92 passengers were safely disembarked and forwarded to their destinations by another vessel. Piraeus Port Authority banned the vessel from sailing until the damage was repaired and a class survey certificate of seaworthiness was issued. She returned to service on January 28th. 1993-built, Greece-flagged, 162 gt Flying Dolphin XXIX is owned and managed by Hellenic Seaways Maritime SA of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with British Marine on behalf of Hellenic Seaways Maritime SA.