Marine accident round-up : 13th June 2017

Chemical oil products tanker Chemroad Journey (IMO 9414254) ran aground off the Vietnamese coast on June 11th off Phan Thiet city in the South China Sea, while en route from Al Jubail to Zhuhai. She developed a portside list of 15 degrees, probably the result of a breach. The crew of 27 were evacuated. 2009-built, 20,108 gt Chemroad Journey is owned by Cobalt Blue Shipping SA of Tokyo, Japan, and managed by Iino Marine Service Co. It is entered with Japan Ship Owners’ P&I Club on behalf of Cobalt Blue Shipping.

General cargo ship Captain Abeda (IMO 7610270) arrived at Kerch Strait Anchorage on June 7th, en route from Thessaloniki to Berdyansk, and was still there on June 11th, reports VesselTracker. The owner of the vessel was thought to be fearing a possible detention in Berdyansk by the Ukrainian authorities for violating international sanctions imposed on Crimean shipping after the peninsula was annexed by Russia in spring 2014. The vessel called at Sevastopol Port in June 2014 under the name Hassan D. Lebanon-based Barhoum Maritime Co owned the vessel at the time. She was sold to Greek company Glory Princess Shipping in 2015. The vessel was in ballast. 1977-built, 4,286 gt Capt Abeda is owned by Glory Princess Shipping of Piraeus and managed by IMS Hellenic of the same city.

Chemical tanker Bospor (IMO 8407632) was arrested in Odessa on June 8th. From 2015 to 2017 the vessel was allegedly engaged in smuggling about 100 Ukrainian seamen from Ukraine to the Crimea Peninsula. The owner of the vessel is facing the confiscation of the vessel. Bospor is owned by Kowissa AG of Kiev, Ukraine, and managed by Marine Standard Ltd-Rus of the same city.

Bulk carrier Amber L (IMO 9200354) is reportedly a suspect in a “hit-and-run” accident at about 02:00 local time 12 m off Cochin, Kerala, India on June 11th. Local press reported that the vessel collided with fishing boat Carmel Matha. The cargo vessel switched off its lights and sailed away, while the boat overturned, split into two, and sank. Two fishermen died and a third is missing, while 11 were rescued by fishermen in another boat. The bulk carrier was said to be the main suspect by the Indian Coastguard, which stated that Amber L’s AIS track showed a slight curve on the approach to Cochin where she dropped anchor at 3.47 a.m. with scratches at the bow. 2000-built, 25,955 gt Amber L is owned by Avenio Maritime SA of Athens,

Greece, and managed by Karlog Shipping Co of the same city. It is entered with London P&I Club on behalf of Avenio Maritime SA.

Cargo ship Olayla (no IMO) ran aground on the Canal du Nord near Pallue in the Hauts-de-France region on June 10th. The ship was disabled and breached with ensuing water ingress. Fire rescuers were at the scene. The grounded barge was blocking the waterway.