Marine accident round-up : 11th July 2019

A 34-year-old port agency clerk was hit by a mooring line of cargo ship BF Philipp (IMO 9123324) and fatally injured while standing on a quay at Ancona, Italy on June 10th. The vessel was manoeuvring to berth at the time.

The vessel was detained pending an investigation by the authorities, and eventually sailed on June 25th. 1996-built, Antigua & Barbuda-flagged, 4,986 gt BF Philipp is owned by Marfeeder Schiffahrts care of BF Shipmanagement GmbH & Co KG of Stade Niederelbe, Germany. It is entered with Hydor.

Ferry Champion Jet 2 (IMO 9135896) sustained damage to her starboard side external engine during the morning of July 5th while operating its scheduled service from Iraklion to Thira, Naxos, Mykonos, Paros, Ios, and Thira. The vessel was able to proceed at a reduced speed to the port of Thira, where she safely disembarked the 606 passengers on board. The port authority has detained the vessel in port until the engine is repaired and a class survey certificate is issued. The passengers were forwarded to their destinations by another vessel. 1996-built, Cyprus-flagged, 5,005 gt Champion Jet 2 is owned by HSJ High Speed Jet Ltd care of manager Seajets Catamaran Joint Venture of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with American Club.

The US Coast Guard called off its search for a missing Carnival Victory (IMO 9172648) crewmember on July 7th. The 37-year-old man fell overboard on July 4th about 30 miles northwest of Cuba while the vessel was sailing back to Miami from Cozumel. After searching around 2,600 sq nm over a period of more than 45 hours, officials were unable to locate the crewmember. 2000-built, Panama-flagged, 101,705 gt Carnival Victory is owned and managed by Carnival Cruise Line of Doral, Florida, USA. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Smuab) (Americas syndicate) on behalf of Carnival Corp. It is entered with UK Club (Area Group Americas G7) on behalf of Carnival Corp.

Oil tanker Andrea Victory (IMO 9288849), which was damaged in a bombing that was blamed on Iran is back sailing, currently in the northern Persian Gulf and signaling Iran’s Bandar Imam Khomeini as a destination. Ship tracking data compiled by Bloomberg showed the vessel, which was attacked off the coast of the UAE in May, was full and transporting fuel to Iran. Andrea Victory, after repairs in Dubai’s Port Rashid, appeared to have loaded fuel in a ship-to-ship transfer near Fujairah earlier this month, according to tanker tracking. Dustin Eno, crisis response manager at Navigate, said that the vessel’s operations had returned to “business as usual”. Navigate works on behalf of the ship’s manager Thome Group. Eno. 2005-built, Norwegian International-flagged, 29,214 gt Andrea Victory is owned by MAP MR LLC care of manager Champion Tankers AS of Paradis, Norway. ISM manager is Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd of Singapore. It is entered with UK Club (Area Group London L3) on behalf of WA Tankers AS. It is entered for H&M with Gard AS on behalf of Champion Tankers AS.

Passenger/Cargo RoRo Max (IMO 9176058) was reported to have hit an underwater object during its manoeuvres in Rønne, harbour, Denmark, on the evening of Jul 7th. As a result of the impact part of the vessel’s hydraulic system became loose and would not work properly. While technicians are working on the problem, passenger ro/ro Povl Anker has been notified for deployment if the vessel is not repaired on time. 1998-built, Denmark-flagged, 5,617 gt Max is owned and managed by Molslinjen AS of Aarhus, Denmark. It is entered with Skuld (business unit Skuld Copenhagen) on behalf of Molslinjen AS.