Marine accident round-up : 13th January 2022

Fidelis is reported by Insurance Insider to be withdrawing from Fine Art and Specie, after only entering the field in 2020. The carrier offered coverage for fine art, general specie, jewellers block and cash in transit business on a worldwide basis.

MS Amlin Underwriting is reported to have appointed Paul Power to a position within its marine cargo business, following the departure of two underwriters to new market entrant IQUW. Power had previously been a senior cargo underwriter at RSA since May 2014 and at the company since 2003.

General cargo ship New Hummer (MMSI 525000015) ran onto a dam when entering Sunda Kelapa Harbour, North Jakarta, at around midday local time on January 8th, having been pushed by a strong gust of wind. The ship grounded on the dam portside and suffered a breach of its hull. Due to water ingress the ship started to list and by the following day the list had increased to some 45 degrees. However, the 19 crew remained on board, trying to salvage the ship by pumping out water and deploying extra pumps, which were delivered.

Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE), which cooperate on the North Sea Poland Express (NPX) service, have withdrawn three port calls from the service. The ports of Helsingborg, Rotterdam and Antwerp have been removed from NPX service’s rotation, which now includes only the ports of Hamburg in Germany, and Gdynia in Poland. In Hamburg, NPX will call Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) and Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT). Hapag Lloyd said that “regarding the excluded from the NPX service ports, they will continue to be served via additional feeders, but will no longer be part of the rotation”. The partner liner operators will deploy only one container ship, the 1,700 teu Rijnborg (IMO 9355812), on the NPX service.

2007-built, Netherlands-flagged, 16,506 gt Rijnborg is owned by Wagenborg Shipowners BV care of manager Wagenborg Shipping BV of Delfzijl, Netherlands. It is entered with North of England on behalf of Wagenborg Shipowners BV

An unnamed luxury 30-metre yacht that was near completion and delivery date suffered severe fire damage at Ferretti shipyard, Cattolica, Italy on January 11th.

The fire occurred while the vessel was in dry dock, alongside two other luxury yachts. Ferretti said that the two adjacent yachts were not damaged. “The fire that broke out in the early hours of the morning of Tuesday January 11th, involving a boat under construction at the Cattolica shipyard, caused no injuries thanks to the immediate implementation of safety procedures, with the intervention of the shipyard’s fire-fighting teams and the local fire brigade. The fire has been contained and extinguished, the site is safe. The causes of the incident are currently under investigation.” No injuries were reported. The shipyard is located on the coastline of Italy looking out to the Adriatic Sea, south of the beach town, Rimini and east of San Marino. According to reports the model was likely to be a Ferretti Yachts 1000, the yard’s flagship model.

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Luxury catamaran Chirat, which is understood to be owned by Thai interests, burned out at Sattahip Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, Thailand on January 11th. Huge plumes of black smoke were observed emerging from the vessel. No injuries were reported.

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Multiple vessels are to omit South African port calls in order to get back on schedule, Hapag Lloyd has announced.

MSC Romane VNZ148A will omit Cape Town and Durban.

Paris II VNZ149A will omit Cape Town.

MSC Vita VNZ151R will omit Coega.

MSC Alessia VNZ152R will omit Coega and Cape Town.

MSC Leticia VNZ2201R will omit Coega.