Marine accident round-up : 12th October 2021

A crew member was evacuated from refrigerated cargo ship Sierra Lara (IMO 9120205) on October 6th while it was 30nm west of Gibraltar, en route from Gibraltar to Odessa, Ukraine. The MRCC of Salvamento Marítimo in Tarifa coordinated the evacuation. He was flown to Jerez airport where an ambulance was waiting to take him to Jerez Hospital . As of October 11th the vessel was en route to Odessa, ETA October 14th.

1996-built, Bahamas-flagged, 5,110 gt Sierra Lara is owned by Centauri Partners Ltd care of manager Seatrade Groningen BV of Groningen, Netherlands. ISM manager is Seatrade Groningen BV. It is entered with Skuld (Business Unit Skuld Bergen) on behalf of Seatrade Groningen BV.

Two injured crew on cargo ship Helen H (IMO 9139115) were medevaced by a fire rescue helicopter off Chioggia, Italy, during the afternoon of October 8th. The ship had left Chioggia at noon, bound for Alexandria, Egypt. Shortly after departure it requested urgent medical assistance. The helicopter made two flights to lift the seamen, both of whom were transferred to hospital. The Helen H continued its voyage. As of October 11th the vessel was en route from Chioggia to Alexandria, ETA October 13th.

1996-built, Panama-flagged, 3,854 gt Helen H is owned by Helen Shipping Co care of manager Hydar Shipping Co of Damietta, Egypt.

A deck foreman died after accidentally injuring himself and falling from container ship Maersk Jakarta (IMO 9865881) near Patenga Light House, Chittagong, during the morning of October 8th. The deceased was identified as Hu Haikiang, a 38-year-old Chinese national. Haikiang apparently had been carrying out repairs on the ship near Patenga beach when the accident happened. A Coast Guard patrol ship rescued the man and rushed him to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), but he was declared dead on arrival. As of October 11th the vessel remained at Chittagong.

2020-built, Panama-flagged, 32,965 gt Maersk Jakarta is owned by Kyowa Kisen/Green Spanker care of Kyowa Kisen Co Ltd of Hakata-cho, Imabari-shi, Ehime-ken, Japan. It is managed by Dalian Dongrong Ship management Co of Liaoning, China. It is entered with Japan Club (Imabari Office in charge) on behalf of Green Spanker Shipping Co