Marine accident round-up : 11th June 2021

Fishing boat Kapitan Lobanov (IMO 7643887) partially sank in the city of Svetloye in the Kaliningrad region on June 7th. The ship tilted to starboard side during launching. There was a threat of a spill of fuel and lubricants, so oil booms were laid out. The trawler was fixed with ropes in the water to avoid total flooding. Law enforcement officers went to the scene to established the causes of the incident. As of June 7th the vessel was moored at Svetly Port.

1977-built, Russia-flagged, 249 gt Kapitan Lobanov is owned and managed by Stalaktit of Kaliningrad, Russia.

Tankship Gagasan Johor (IMO 9528897), which had been in collision with the Banglar Shikha at the outer anchorage of Chittagong on May 21st 2016, during the passage of the Cyclone Roanu, and which had been under attachment since November 9th 2017, was released on June 6th 2021. The vessel will be scrapped in Bangladesh, according to local reports.

2009-built, Malaysia-flagged, 5,104 gt Gagashan Johor is owned by Gagashan Joh Sdn BhD care of manager Gagasan Carriers Sdn Bhd of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISM manager is Integrated Malaysia LNG of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

RoRo Cargo ship Anvil Point (IMO 9248540) reported during the evening of June 7th that its crew had located and rescued 25 migrants of sub-Saharan origin when it was 426km from Gran Canaria. The ship was heading to the port of Las Palmas with the castaways on board. The health status of the castaways seemed to be good. The Anvil Point had been sailing from Southampton, UK, to the port of Georgetown on St Helena. As of June 9th the vessel was south of Las Palmas, Canary Islands.

2003-built, UK-flagged, 23,235 gt Anvil Point is owned and managed by Foreland Shipping Ltd care of ISM manager Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd of London, UK.

Tankship Gulf Petroleum 4 (IMO 9439345), which had suffered a fire in  engine room off Misurata on March 22, was taken in tow off Khoms by the Malta flagged tug ‘Sea Buffalo’ (IMO: 7719686) to Tuzla on May 30, after repairs could not be carried out by the crew. During the transit of the Canakkale Strait, a Coastal Safety tug provided escort service for the convoy. The convoy was expected in Tuzla on June 9.

2009-built, Liberia-flagged, 8,539 gt Gulf Petroleum 4 is owned by AA Marine Inc care of manager Gulf Shipping Services FZC of Ajman, UAE.

General cargo ship Falcon Line (IMO 8812916) suffered water ingress while underway in the Gulf of Aden during the evening of June 7th. The vessel was about 45nm north of the coast of Socotra in the Arabian Sea at the time, en route from the Persian Gulf to Bosaso . The turned back and sailed in a north-eastern direction at a reduced speed. The US Navy went to assist with auxiliary ship USNS Patuxent which went on standby near the distressed ship.

1991-built, Gabon-flagged, 2,854 gt Falcon Line is owned and managed by Falcon Shipping Line Ltd of Doha, Qatar. ISM manager is Falcon Shipping Line DMCC of Dubai, UAE.