Marine accident round-up : 5th September 2017

The US Coast Guard has said that its top priority while clearing up the port of Corpus Christi has been to remove drilling ship Paragon DPDS 1 (IMO 7418880) from the ship channel. She broke loose and drifted three miles from the oil rig where she had been moored between Aransas Pass and Port Aransas. Paragon DPDS 1 damaged her two tug boats, sinking one, and ultimately ended up in the ship channel. On September 22nd the USCG, the Texas General Land office, and contracted divers checked the ship for damage. The plan for now was to keep the vessel in place with three tugs so she won’t interfere with other vessels, go adrift again or even sink. 1979-built, Liberia-flagged, 14,274 gt Paragon DPDS1 is owned by Paragon Asset Co care of managers Paragon Offshore Do Brasil, of Macae RJ, Brazil.

Passenger RoRo cargo ship Ullensvang (IMO 8513596) had only just returned from the yard to Hareid when she allided with a breakwater in the port on the morning of September 1st, half-loaded with cars and with 30 passengers on board. A male passenger fell on the deck, but was not injured. The ferry veered to starboard before slamming into the stone jetty. The cause of the allision has not yet been established. The ferry suffered propeller damage and was taken for repairs at the Myklebust Yard in Gursken.

A fire broke out on board hopper dredger Scelveringhe (IMO 9285366) on the morning of September 1st while it was moored at De Schroef shipyard in Sas van Gent, Terneuzen, south-west Netherlands. The fire was brought under control in a short time. 2004-built, Netherlands-flagged, 5,116 gt Scelveringhe is owned by Scelveringhe Scheepvaart BV and managed by Den Herder BV, both of Yerseke, Netherlands. It is entered with Shipowners’ P&I Club on behalf of Scelveringhe Scheepvaart BV.

General cargo ship Anna (IMO 9126716), which was due to leave Port Mathurin, some 500 miles east of Mauritius, en route to Port-Louis, shortly after berthing there on August 25th, was still disabled at the dock in the capital of Rodrigues on September 4th due to an engine failure. The vessel was due to transport a contingent of 80 cattle. The plan had been to bring the animals to the country before the Eid-ul-Adha festival for September 2nd, but the animals will now not land in Mauritius until next week. 1997-built, Antigua & Barbuda-flagged, 4,150 gt Anna is

owned by Philip Boehe Schiffahret GmbH care of manager Lubeca Marine Germany GmbH of Lübeck, Germany. It is insured with Gard AS on behalf of Lubeca Marine (Germany) for Marine Loss of Hire.