Marine accident round-up : 12th January 2022

LNG tanker HL Sur (IMO 9176010) was reported as detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on January 7th for allegedly anchoring without permission about 31nm southeast of Jarak Island in Perak. There were 30 crew members on board. As of January 11th the vessel was reported as underway again from Incheon, Korea, to Qalhat, Oman, ETA January 13th, and was passing the southern point of India.

2000-built, Korea-flagged, 93,769 gt HL Sur is owned and managed by H-Line Shipping Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of H-Line Shipping Co Ltd.

Container ship Teoman A (IMO 9226504) was reported to have caused a spill of lubricating oil in the port of Valencia during the morning of January 9th. The stored lubricating oil was spilled on the ship and subsequently fell into the water. Anti-pollution barriers and absorbent sheets have contained the liquids between the ship and the dock, which was expected to be “clean” within only a few hours. The Port Authority said that the situation was under control and that the port was working normally. As of January 11th the ship remained stationary at the TCV Terminal.

2001-built, Malta-flagged, 25,535 gt Teoman A is owned by Delphinus Shipping Ltd care of manager Arkas Shipping & Transport AS of Istanbul, Turkey.

Chemical/oil products tanker Giannutri (IMO 9286047) reported a fouled anchor early on January 8th when en route from Fawley to Rotterdam with 19 crew members and a cargo of 34,524 tonnes of low sulphur fuel oil on board. The incident left it with restricted manoeuvrability about 7nm west of St Catherine’s Point, Isle of Wight. The vessel’s engines were working, and no defects were found on board. The Solent Coastguard was in communication with the vessel and Southampton vessel traffic service (VTS) and monitoring the situation. As of January 11th the vessel was at Rotterdam anchorage, having arrived the previous day.

2004-built, Malta-flagged, 23,235 gt Giannutri is owned by Baltic Star care of manager NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG (NSB Group), of Buxtehude, Germany. It is entered with Swedish Club (Gothenburg Team) on behalf of MT “Baltic Star” Produktentankschiffahrts Gesellschaft.

All five crew of pilot vessel Pollux (IMO 9496953) Dutch Pilotage Service were reported to have tested positive after self-testing on January 9th. As a result the Pollux was ordered to stay within the boundaries of the pilot station in the North Sea, north-west of Vlissingen, in isolation. A Belgian pilot vessel is scheduled to arrive to station on January 13th. After that it was planned that the Pollux would dock at Vlissingen so that the crew can be quarantined properly.

2013-built, Netherlands-flagged, 2,501 gt Pollux is owned by Loodswezen Materieel BV care of manager Nederlands Loodswezen BV of Hoek van Holland, Netherlands.