Marine accident round-up : 11th November 2021

Container ship Vega Scorpio (IMO 9491599) was intercepted by a Libyan patrol vessel in position when 16nm northwest of Ras el Hilal, and was detained for allegedly breaching the LNA ‘No Sail Zone’ during the morning of November 7th. The vessel, which was en route from Benghazi to Tobruk at the time, was escorted to the Ras el Hilal anchorage for administrative procedures, arriving at the anchorage at 11:00. It resumed its voyage just over 24 hours later. As of November 10th the vessel was moored in Tobruk, Libya.

2010-built, Germany-flagged, 9,999 gt Vega Scorpio is owned by Vega Scorpio Schifffahrts care of manager Vega-Reederei Friedrich Dauber GmbH & Co KG, of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Standard Club (European Division) on behalf of MS VEGA Scorpio Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG.

Oil products tanker Samudra Sindo 38 (IMO 8910342) ran aground on Tanjung Keluang Beach in southern Kalimantan, Indonesia, during the evening of November 6th local time, while en route from Kumai Kalimantan to Surabaya Java. The tanker refloated with high tide, possibly with tug assistance and resumed its voyage. The vessel was loaded with palm oil.

1990-built, Indonesia-flagged, 1,002 gt Samudra Sindo is owned and managed by Samudra Sindo Pt of Rengat, Indonesia.

Bulk carrier Venus Harmony (IMO 9832444) ran aground at the 408km mark early on November 9th local time in the trans-national River Parana, South America. The vessel was understood to have grounded while unmooring at Rosario in order to proceed downstream to Zona Comun Anchorage, Rio de la Plata. The ship was loaded with 25, 000 tons of soybean meal destined for Australia. As of November 10th the vessel was listed as at anchor in Rosario.

2019-built, Liberia-flagged, 22,683 gt Venus Harmony is owned by Tsurugi Bulk Ltd care of manager Orix Maritime Corp of the World Trade Centre Building, Tokyo, Japan. ISM manager is New Century Overseas Mgmt Inc of Manilla, Philippines.  It is entered with Gard AS on behalf of Tsurugi Bulk Ltd.

Coastal container ship Suifuhang 628 reportedly sank early in the morning of November 8th in Shenzhen waters, while en route from Hong Kong to Foshan Guangdong, after its engine room flooded. Seven crew were rescued and some 70 containers fell overboard, endangering navigation in the area. A containers recovery operation was underway.