Marine accident round-up : 10th August 2018

Two people had to be rescued after general cargo ship Lady Nola (IMO 9243863) collided with a 42ft catamaran yacht in the English Channel shortly before dawn on August 8th. A mayday was sent and the UK Coastguard sent an SAR helicopter from Lydd to the incident site near Dungeness. The Dungeness RNLI lifeboat took two people from the yacht, safe and well. The Dover RNLI lifeboat and Dungeness Coastguard Rescue Team were also called out. The yacht become entangled with the superstructure of the cargo vessel, but was thought to be intact, although its mast was destroyed. Lady Nola was en route from Riga to Shoreham in West Sussex. The Maritime & Coastguard’s enforcement team and the duty surveyor were monitoring the situation and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch has been notified. 2002-built, Netherlands-flagged, 1,978 gt Lady Nola is owned by Timberfleet II BV care of manager Wijnne & Barends Cargadoors – en Agentuurkantoren BV of Delfzijl, Netherlands.

An object became entangled in the port side hydro-propeller of the high-speed passenger/cargo RoRo Andros Jet (IMO 9150987) in Naxos on August 7th, causing damage to the turbine. Passengers were taken on to their destinations with other ships of the company. Andros Jet was operating on the route Syros – Paros – Naxos – Folegandros – Sikinos – Ios -Thirasia – Thira – Anafi. The ship was detained in Naxos for repairs. 1997-built, Cyprus-flagged, 2,695 gt Andros Jet is owned by Virosia Co Ltd care of manager Sea Jets Maritime Co of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with American Club on behalf of Virosia Co Ltd.

Bulk carrier Super Caroline (IMO 9316983) suffered damages to cargo hold No 3, to the starboard-side handrail pipe upper part, round bars middle, lower part and frames including the frame of the cross deck cargo hold 3 and 4, due to the movement of a barge while alongside. The barge was receiving cargo at the Chittagong outer anchorage on August 7th. 2007-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 21,192 gt Super Caroline is owned by Good Baron MI Ltd care of manager Taylor Maritime HK Ltd of Hong Kong, ISM manager is Tamar Ship Management of Hong Kong. It is entered with UK P&I Club (Hong Kong Area Group) on behalf of Taylor Maritime (HK) Ltd. It is entered for H&M with Norwegian Hull Club.

Crude oil tanker Desh Shakti (IMO 9263734) was accused of being involved in a hit and run accident with fishing boat Oceanic, with 14 fishermen on board, off the coast of Munamban, near Kochi, India, early on August 7th. The tanker was en route from Chennai to Al Basrah. At least three fishermen (from Kolkata and Tamil Nadu) were confirmed dead, with nine more missing. Two survivors were taken to hospital in Kochi. The survivors were reported to have claimed that the vessel, later identified as “the main suspect” by the Indian Coast Guard as Desh Shakti, failed to stop after the collision. Desh Shakti moored on Mangalore anchorage the same day. 2004-built, India-flagged, 84,261 gt Desh Shakti is owned and managed by the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) of Mumbai, India. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

Semi-submersible heavy load carrier Rolldock Sea (IMO 9404704) encountered rudder trouble shortly after leaving the locks of the Kiel Canal in Brunsbüttel for the eastbound transit of the waterway during the evening of August 8th, while en route from Cuxhaven to Sassnitz. The ship was ordered to berth at the navy pilings at the south shore in the canal port of Brunsbüttel for investigation of the fault. 2011-built, Netherlands-flagged, 12,802 gt Rolldock Sea is owned by Rolldock NB2 BV care of manager Rolldock NV of IJssel, Netherlands. It is entered with Standard Club (Standard Offshore division) on behalf of Rolldock NB 2 BV.

Vehicles carrier Makassar Highway (IMO 9235426) has been emptied of its cargo and oil after docking at Oskarshamn. It was expected that the ship could leave the port on August 10th, under tow to a repair yard in Poland. Makassar Highway ran aground during the morning of July 23rd in the Tjusts archipelago, Västervik municipality, northern Sweden while en route from Cuxhaven to Södertälje.