Marine accident round-up : 12th November 2021

Container ship MSC Trieste (IMO 9484479) had been adrift since the morning of November 10th, west of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, while en route from Singapore to Tema, Ghana, with an ETA of November 16th. it was understood as of November 11th that the vessel was to be towed to Port Elizabeth. As of November 10th vessel listed as not under command, off the South African coast, between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

2011-built, Malta-flagged, 143,521 gt MSC Trieste is owned by CPO Trieste Offen Reederei care of Reederei Claus-Peter Offen GmbH & Co KG of Hamburg, Germany. ISM manager is CPO Containerschiffreederei of Hamburg, Germany.

Container ship Singapore Bridge (IMO 9224348) was reported as disabled and adrift in the Bay of Bengal since November 7th, then underway for a short time on November 9th, before once again becoming Not Under Control. The vessel was en route from Port Klang, Malaysia, to Mumbai, India, and the ETA initially November 5th, was changed to November 13th. As of November 11th the vessel was confirmed as adrift, so it was unclear on what grounds the amended ETA of November 13th was submitted. No AIS data in the past 24 hours.

2002-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 39941 gt Singapore Bridge is owned by Singapore Bridge 1 SA care of manager Sinokor Merchant Marine Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea. ISM manager is Synergy Marine Pte Ltd. It is entered with Standard Club (Standard Asia Division) on behalf of Singapore Bridge 2 SA.

Chinese bulk carrier NS Qingdao (IMO 9567439) had to be relocated from Durban, South Africa, after its bulk cargo of chemicals started to emit toxic fumes, South African Maritime Safety Authority said. SAMSA said that the cargo became unstable after getting wet during the discharge operation during rainy weather. The ship sailed from Durban, Indian ocean, to St Helena Bay anchorage, Atlantic ocean coast of South Africa north of Cape Town. The cargo was to be offloaded into lighters, neutralized and after that, stored on shore. The ship had arrived at Durban from Gwangyang, South Korea, on October 14th. It left Durban on October 27th and arrived at St Helena Bay, Namaqua, on November 8th, where it remained anchored as of November 11th, with an offshore tug on a standby. A team of salvors, chemicals and hazmat experts were reported as having been  deployed.

As of November 11th the vessel was in St Helena Bay Anchorage, off Cape Town.

2011-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 33,032 gt NS Qingdao is owned by Longda International Shipping care of YKJ Shipping Co ltd of Zhejiang, China. It is entered with London Club on behalf of NS Qingdao Shipping Co. Ltd

WE Cox Claims Group and CWH Johnsons International Ltd have announced the appointment of Luke Lacy as Marine & Transit Cargo Surveyor based in Liverpool. Lacy has considerable experience of all types of marine and transit inspections and insurance surveys, having previously worked for a Lloyds Survey Agency for 10 years. He previously served in the Royal Navy for four years.