Marine accident round-up : 10th November 2021

Cargo ship (with container capacity) Rise Shine (IMO 9164550) drifted aground and was reported to have broken in two during the morning of November 9th during stormy weather in Vostok Bay, west of Nakhodka, Russia, Japan sea. The ship issued a distress signal at 06:02 local time. It was understood that the ship had arrived at Vostochniy Port from Busan, and moved to Vostok Bay to shelter from storm. However, the wind and seas were too strong for it. The 14 crew, all Chinese, were said to be safe, and were apparently still on board late on November 9th local time. SAR tug Lazurit left Vladivostok for the scene. Awaiting further developments.

1999-built, Panama-flagged, 4,450 gt Rise Shine is owned by Often Trading Co Ltd care of manager Yihui Ship Management HK Co of Hong Kong, China.

The US Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old man from chemical/oil products tanker Silver Ginny (IMO 9682318) near Galveston, Texas, on November 7th. A medevac request was received at 04:05 local time from the tankship, reporting an unresponsive crew member who had fainted in the cabin, but had stable vitals. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac. Although a Coast Guard Station Galveston 45ft Response Boat – Medium crew, launched to conduct the medevac, because of unsafe conditions a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to assist. The Dolphin crew arrived on scene, hoisted the patient and transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in stable condition.

2014-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 29,460 gt Silver Ginny is owned by Ocean Tianli Shipping Ltd care of manager Sinokor Maritime Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea. ISM manager is Fleet Management Ltd HKG. It is entered with Standard Club (Standard Asia Division) on behalf of Ocean Tianli Shipping Ltd.

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Cargo ship Birgit G (IMO 9536064) ran aground near the windmill in Świnoujście, Poland during the morning of November 8th while en route from Sauda, Norway. The ship managed to get off the shoal on its own and subsequently berthed at the Władysław IV quay. Most likely, it will have to pass the classifier’s inspection, as well as a PSC. The case was reported to the State Maritime Accident Investigation Commission in Szczecin, and the ship was detained temporarily.

2010-built, Antigua & Barbuda-flagged, 2,545 gt Birgit G is owned by Birgit G Gerdes Schiffahrts care of manager Gerdes Bereederungs of Haren (Elms), Germany. It is entered with Standard Club (London Class) on behalf of Noord Nederlandsche P&I Club

General cargo ship Vissai VCT 12 (IMO 9509889) drifted aground on Cua Lo beach, Nghe An province, Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam, during the morning of November 8th, in adverse weather conditions. The vessel was at anchor when the storm struck. Although the engine was started the ship could not stand against wind and sea, and drifted aground.

2008-built, Vietnam-flagged, 2,999 gt Vissai VCT 12 is owned and managed by Phu Hai Long JSC of Diem Dien, Thai Binh Province, Vietnam.