Marine accident round-up : 6th July 2017

A tug with 14.000 hp was deployed from Salalah to assist in the refloating of chemical oil products tanker Theresa Arctic (IMO 8715508) off Kilifi, The tug was expected to arrive on July 9th. The tanker was en route from Port Keelang in

Malaysia to Mombasa when it ran aground on June 20th about 55nm northeast of Mombasa. The vessel was loaded with 46,000 tons of vegetable oil. Efforts to refloat the vessel, even after 15,000t was siphoned off to another vessel, using two Kenya Ports Authority tugs of 4,000 hp each failed due to bad weather and rough seas.

1988-built, Tuvalu flagged, 43,414 gt Theresa Arctic is owned by Lydia Shipping Co Pte and managed by Raffles Shipmanagement Serv of Singapore. It is entered with North P&I Club on behalf of member Lydia Shipping Co Pte.

A fire broke out on board passenger ship Jürgensby in the inner port of Flensburg early on the morning of July 4th. A saloon in the lower deck was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived and the fire took 90 minutes to extinguish. The saloon in the lower deck was completely gutted and other parts of the ship suffered heavy fire and smoke damage. The ship had been laid up in Flensburg for several years as earlier plans to establish a regular connection to Danish ports had failed. 1966-built, Germany-flagged, 214 gt Jürgensby is owned and managed by Reederei Ketelsen of Flensburg, Germany.

The engine damage suffered by RoRo high speed cargo craft KatExpress 2 (IMO 9561356) on the evening of June 28th is worse than expected and the ferry will be out of service for the next six weeks. Some of the spare parts needed will have to be manufactured. 2013-built, Denmark-flagged 10,500 gt According to Equasis KatExpress 2 is owned and managed by Mols-Linjen AS of Aarhus, Denmark. It is entered with Skuld on behalf of Mols Linjen A/S. Skuld has registered owner as Adriatic Fast Ferries Ltd.