Russian cargo ferry Slavyanin (IMO 8300169) was in collision with cargo ship New Raouf (IMO 8342375) during the early morning of November 8th local time in the Black Sea some 80 nm east of Varna, Bulgaria. The Slavyanin suffered hull breaches in the ballast tanks areas, with three tanks reportedly flooding and the ship developing a slight list. The ship returned to Varna. The New Raouf, bound for Egypt, was reported to have left the scene and headed for the Turkey Straits, where it was awaited by alerted Turkish authorities.
1984-built, Russia-flagged, 6,329 gt Slavyanin is owned and managed by Anship LLC of Temryuk, Krasnodarskiy Kray, Russia. As of November 9th the vessel was at Varna, Bulgaria.
2000-built, Palau-flagged, 4,518 gt New Raouf is owned and managed by New Raouf Shipping of Monrovia, Liberia. ISM manager listed as Daytona Ship Management of Constanta, Romania. As of November 9th it was at Istanbul North, destination Abu Qir, Egypt, ETA November 12th.
Bulk carrier Nazmi C (IMO 9577769) needed to change its filters on the main engines on November 7th while in the English Channel heading west. The vessel initially changed its navigational status to Restricted in Ability to Manoeuvre (RAM). However, after the Solent Coastguard made contact with the vessel, the navigational status was changed to Not Under Command (NUC).
2012-built, Panama-flagged, 24,210 gt Nazmi C is owned by Eco Marine Carriers care of manager Canbaz Denizcilik of Istanbul, Turkiye. As of November 8th the vessel was in the Bay of Biscay, en route from Rotterdam, Netherlands, to Paranagua, Brazil, ETA November 27th.
The Indonesian government has finally released three Indian crew members of asphalt/bitumen tanker Aashi (IMO 9516715) according to the Indian Embassy in Indonesia. They had been detained since February for investigation, but were freed on November 8th. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia had cooperated in a case which had seen the crew living under house arrest as a result of a dispute that was nothing to do with them. By February 24th 17 crew members had been repatriated, but some crew were kept back.
2008-built, Gabon-flagged, 3,711 gt Aashi is owned and managed by Aashi Shipping of Monrovia, Liberia. ISM manager is AL Phoenix Ship Management FZE of Ajman, UAE.