Marine accident round-up : 10th April 2019

A crane on cargo ship Bistari 8 (IMO 8410926) collapsed during cargo operations at Pontianak, Western Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia on April 4th. The crane apparently had been trying to lift a weight beyond the capacity of the crane and its fittings. Two dock workers were killed. 1984-built, Indonesia-built, 889 gt Bistari 8 is owned and managed by Bistari Grup PT of Jakarta, Indonesia. It is entered with MS Amlin on behalf of PT Bistari Grup.

Refrigerated cargo ship Eastern Bay (IMO 9143752) suffered a leakage in a fuel pump in position when 17 miles south of Selsey Bill, West Sussex, UK, during the morning of April 5th, while en route from Rotterdam, Netherlands, to Paramaribo, Suriname. The vessel was carrying 1,040 tonnes of heavy fuel oil and containers as cargo. Winds on scene were southeast Force 5. 1997-built, Liberia-flagged, 8,917 gt Eastern Bay is owned by Eastern Bay Schifffahrts care of manager Triton Schiffahrts GmbH of Leer (Ostfriesland), Germany. It is entered with North of England on behalf of “Eastern Bay” Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Mbh & Co KG.

Chemical/oil products tanker Baltic Sapphire (IMO 9443425) suffered a technical failure south of Bozcaada anchorage on April 4, 2019. Greek tug Christos XXII was appointed to tow the vessel from the incident scene to Syros, Greece. The towage operation commenced on April 4th and the ships arrived off Syros on April 6th. 2009-built, Malta-flagged, 23,339 gt Baltic Sapphire is owned by Baltic Sapphire Shipping Co care of manager Norient Product Pool APS of Hellerup, Denmark. ISM manager is Interorient Marine Services of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Standard Club (European Division) on behalf of Baltic Sapphire Shipping Co Ltd.

Self-discharging bulk carrier CSL Tadoussac (IMO 6918716) allided with a side of the channel in the Welland Canal off Torhold, Ontario, during the evening of March 30th. The bulk carrier sustained damage to two ballast tanks. There were no injuries or pollution reported. The ship berthed in Detroit, Michigan, USA before dawn on April 1st, where it remained stationary on April 5th. 1969-built, Canada-flagged, 20,101 gt CSL Tadoussac is owned by CSL Group Inc of Montreal, Canada. It is managed by CSL Americas of Middleton, MA, USA. It is entered with Britannia Club on behalf of The CSL Group Inc.