Marine accident round-up : 12th June 2020

A fatal work accident occurred aboard fishing trawler Argos Vigo (IMO 8604694) in the port of Vigo, northwest Spain during the afternoon of June 8th. A 53-year-old worker died after being crushed by one of the hatches of the ship on which he was carrying out repair works. The vessel had been docked in the port since May 25th. A heavy hatch reportedly fell on him. 1988-built, Falkland Islands-flagged, 2,074 gt Argos Vigo is owned and managed by Orion Fishing Co Ltd of Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Chemical/oil products tanker RHL Augsburg (IMO 9378022) was boarded by five robbers, armed with a machete and knives, on June 3rd at the outer anchorage of Port au Prince, Haiti. The duty watchmen on routine rounds noticed the robbers and immediately informed the duty officer, who raised the alarm. The crew mustered on the bridge. The robbers fled the vessel, escaping with stolen mooring ropes and other ship properties. 2009-built, Liberia-flagged, 5,200 gt RHL Augsburg is owned by Wappen Von Augsburg mbH & Co care of manager RHL Hamburger Lloyd Tanker GmbH & Co KG of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Swedish Club (Gothenburg Team) on behalf of Wappen von Augsburg mbH.

Two crew members of refrigerated cargo ship Italia Stream (IMO 9030137) have tested positive for Covid-19. The ship has been quarantined at the Radicatel terminal in Saint-Jean-de-Folleville near Tancarville, France, since June 5th. All those on board went into preventive isolation while the ship was awaiting crew relief. 1992-built, Bahamas-flagged, 13,049 gt Italia Stream is owned by Italia Stream Shipping Co care of manager Seatrade Gronigen BV of Gronigen, Netherlands. It is entered with Skuld