Marine accident round-up : 12th May 2021

Bulk carrier Severnaya Zemlya (IMO 9551923), which had been seized at Aviles, nearly 35 months ago for various deficiencies, has finally been taken in tow towards Yalova for repairs. The convoy was expected to arrive on May 10th. 2009-built, Russia-flagged, 15,868 gt Severnaya Zemlya is owned and managed by Murmansk Shipping Co of Murmansk, Russia.

Responders removed 53 vehicles and part of a moveable deck from Section Six of the wreck of car carrier Golden Ray on May 6th during weight-shedding operations.

Chemical/oil products tanker FMT Bergama (IMO 9427988) arrived at Port-la-Nouvelle, on France’s Mediterranean coast, from Terneuzen, Netherlands, during the evening of May 6th and was berthed on May 8th after the Master reported Covid-like symptoms among crew. After being tested while the ship was at anchor, 12 were found to be positive. As of May 11th it remained moored at Port La Nouvelle.

2009-built, Malta-flagged, 8,995 gt FMT Bergama is owned by Lycia Shipping Ltd care of United Maritime Logistics (Switzerland) of Geneva, Switzerland. ISM manager is Fleet management Ltd KKG of Hong Kong, China. It is entered with North of England on behalf of Lycia Shipping Ltd.

Chemical/oil products tanker Ark Progress (IMO 9119000) arrived at Dumai, Indonesia on April 28th after a 10-day journey from New Mangalore, India, but some days later the Master complained of breathing difficulties and fever. He was taken to hospital where he tested positive for Covid-19. All 23 Indian crew were tested and four of them were put into self-quarantine. As of May 6th the master remained in hospital. The other crew remained healthy.

1995-built, India-flagged, 4,236 gt Ark Progress is owned by Hamsa Ships Pvt Ltd of Kolkata, India. It is managed by Integrity Ships Pvt Ltd of the same address. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club