Marine accident round-up : 11th July 2023

Bulk carrier Nemrut Bay (IMO 9860788) was reported to have run aground on De Britto Bank during the morning of June 21st, 10nm off Binh Thuan Province coast, southern Vietnam. The ship was approaching Vung Tau, its port of destination, from South Korea, with 25,510 tons of steel on board. As of July 10th salvage was still reported as being under way. It was understood that attempts to refloat the vessel had been unsuccessful, and that lightering had become necessary. Therefore on July 10th the general cargo ship Phuong Nam 98 (MMSI 574013456) had arrived at the site to offload part of the cargo. Four tugs were reported to be at site, although this was unconfirmed. No leak had been reported. The ship’s bottom was reported to be resting on sand, limestone and reefs.

2019-built, Panama-flagged, 21,627 gt Nemrut Bay is owned by Nikko Kisen/Sun Lanes care of Kissen Kaiun KK of Imabari, Japan. ISM manager is Cleanocean Shipmanagement Inc of Manila, Philippines. It is entered with NorthStandard (North of England) on behalf of Sun Lanes Shipping SA.

UK Club has reported that it had been made aware of an issue with contaminated fuel in Houston, Texas, during the period March to May 2023. The Club said that it was looking into the matter further. If Members have any queries regarding the matter they can get in touch with their usual Club contact.

Vehicles carrier Don Quijote (IMO 9138525) broke away from its moorings in Bremerhaven during the evening of July 9th in strong winds. The vessel drifted across the basin and contacted the Lloyd Werft pier, knocking off a gantry crane and inflicting other damage that was reported as substantial. The ship was later taken back under control and was returned to its berth.

1998-built, Singapore-flagged, 67,141 gt Don Quijote is owned by WWL Shipowning Singapore Pte care of Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd of Singapore. ISM manager is Wallenius Marine of Stockholm, Sweden. It is entered with Skuld (Nordics & Eastern Europe) on behalf of Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA. As of July 10th it was moored at Bremerhaven.