Marine accident round-up : 11th October 2018

Container ship MSC ELA (IMO 9282259), which was travelling from Liverpool, UK to New York, USA, was forced to turn around off the Irish coast near County Wexford and divert to Dublin Bay last week.It has now resumed its journey. The containership had suffered engine trouble and had to await the delivery of replacement parts while at anchorage. She departed after three days. 2004-built, Panama-flagged, 54,304 gt MSC ELA is owned by Saltgate Schiffahrts care of manager MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co of Geneva, Switzerland.  ISM manager is MSC Shipmanagement of Limassol, Cyprus. It is entered with Standard Club (Europe Division) on behalf of Saltgate Panama Shipping Inc.

Cargo/container ship RMS Veritas (IMO 9138745) allided with a canal structure in the Manchester Ship Canal, UK, early on October 7th while approaching Irlam, Manchester. There was dense fog at the time of the accident. The ship was to be surveyed by divers on October 8th and as of October 10th she remained was berthed in the Mersey 1995-built, Germany-flagged, 2,899 gt RMS Veritas is owned and managed by Rhenus Maritime Services GmbH of Duisburg, Germany. It is entered with Standard Club (London Class) on behalf of Rhenus Maritime Services GmbH.

Bulk carrier Bosphorus King (IMO 9111357) collided with bulk carrier TK Rotterdam (IMO 9045613) during the morning of October 9th in the Marmara Sea on Istanbul outer anchorage, Yenikapi. Both ships were under way at the time of the collision and both sustained slight damage to the hull above the waterline. They were both ordered to anchor for inspection.

1995-built, Panama-flagged, 16,418 gt Bosphorus King is owned by Bosphorus King Shipping-MAI care of manager Kalamis Shipping Industry & Trade Ltd of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with American Club on behalf of Bosphorus King Shipping Inc.

2001-built, Liberia-flagged, 6,036 gt TK Rotterdam is owned by Atlanta Oceanways Ltd care of manager Pasifik Gemi Isletmeciligi Ve T of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Skuld (Skuld Copenhagen unit) on behalf of Pasifik Gemi Isletmeciligi Ve T.

A boiler exploded in the engine room of bunker tanker Keila (IMO 8845250) around dawn on October 9th while she was moored alongside the reefer Baltic Pearl at St. Petersburg port, receiving a transfer of bunker fuel. The explosion was followed by a fire in the funnel area. The fire was extinguished by the tanker and reefer crews, no injuries reported. 1975-built, Russia-flagged, 884 gt Keila is owned by Bominship OU care of manager AS Bominflot Estonia of Tallinn, Estonia.