Marine accident round up – 9th October 2017

Casino Ship Lucky Seven has finally been towed into the river Mandovi, reaching its destination on October 5th. The vessel had suffered a 12-metre wide breach at its bottom in mid-August, and two propellers had also broken down.

A 23-year-old Chinese national was electrocuted on bulk carrier Efficiency Ol (IMO 9491666) at Bunbury Port, Western Australia, on September 30th. He was taken by ambulance to Bunbury Hospital but was believed to have died instantly. Police are preparing a report and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority is investigating the state of the ship’s safety standards. 2010-built, Panama-flagged, 22,852 gt Efficiency Ol is owned by Efficiency Ship Management care of manager Shih Wei Navigation Co of Taipei City, Taiwan. It is entered with Britannia P&I Club on behalf of Efficiency Ship Management Corporation.

Two years after the sinking of livestock carrier Haidar (IMO 9083067) in Barcarena, Brazil with 5,000 cattle and 700 tons of bunker fuel on board, the situation remains unchanged. Thousands of people in the region claim they have received no compensation, according to local reports. Fisherman claimed that people were afraid to buy fish from fishermen, thinking the fish may be contaminated. The social and environmental damages caused by the sinking were estimated to be at least BRL71m ($22.48m). The quay where the ship sank is still reported closed, with the wreck blocking valuable quay space. The cost of raising the ship was estimated at BRL60m. 1994-built, Lebanon-flagged, 5,026 gt Haidar is owned by Sleiman HA care of manager Tamara Shipping of Beirut, Lebanon.

Passenger RoRo cargo ship Goma (IMO 6820919) allided with the ferry pier in Sæbø and caused damage to the wood and concrete on the quayside during the morning of October 2nd. The ship had encountered problems with her manoeuvring system while en route from Trandal to Sæbø. Attempts to stop the ship by an emergency anchoring manoeuvre failed. Although there was no visible damage to the bow, a diver was called to investigate the hull. 1968-built, Norway-flagged, 346 gt Goma is owned and managed by Fjord 1 AS of Floro, Norway.

General cargo ship Maria-M (IMO 7604843) was found beached on the coast of Salloum in the Mediterranean sea by locals during the morning of October 1st, with no crew on board, no information as to their fate and no previous indication as to the ship’s status. The last known AIS transmission dates from 2015 in Salloum, but she did not look like she was derelict. 1979-built, Tanzania-flagged, 1,181 gt Maria-M is owned and managed by Norsia Shipping/Batoul Osman of Fredrikstad, Norway.