Marine accident round-up : 10th March 2020

Underwater inspections were carried out on general cargo ship Clavigo (IMO 9014688) and general cargo ship Dede (IMO 7827354) by diver teams on March 4th. Fuel removal was to be carried out on both vessels. All cargo compartments, engine room, accommodation and ballast tanks suffered water ingress. The crews were interrogated by the Harbour Master incident investigation desk and a fine was imposed by the Harbour Master due to the breach of safe anchorage regulations. Both vessels remained partly capsized at the outer area of Tuzla shipyard breakwater. Clavigo had dragged anchor and drifted to shore at Tuzla, Istanbul, as a result of adverse weather conditions during the night of February 27th. The ship allided with cargo ship Dede, which was anchored in the vicinity. The vessels became intertangled and both ships ended up on the breakwater. The Dede suffered serious damage and capsized, resting on the bottom in shallow water with a submerged starboard side. The Clavigo came to rest on the breakwater with a list to starboard and could be reached with a gangway to shore. Both crews were rescued safely.

1992-built, Antigua & Barbuda-flagged, 2,446 gt Clavigo is owned by Clavigo care of manager Wessels Reederei of Haren (Ems), Germany. It is entered with London Club on behalf of Clavigo Shipping Corp.

1984-built, Togo-flagged, 839 gt Dede is owned and managed by Trans Shipping ltd-MAI of Majuro, Marshall Islands.