Marine accident round-up : 13th June 2023

Oil products tanker Energy River (IMO 9191761) was reported early on June 12th local time as disabled and adrift in the Indian ocean, about 950nm west of Australia. The tanker was requesting the medevac of a crewman. The tanker is deployed in bunkering fishing vessels in the southern Indian ocean.

1998-built, Panama-flagged, 5,819 gt Energy River is owned and managed by MRM Energy Pte Ltd of Singapore. ISM manager is MRM Tankers S Pte Ltd of the same address. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of MRM Group. It had departed Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia, on May 19th.

The dismantling has begun of asphalt/bitumen tanker Edricko 3 (IMO 9087893) off the Sancang Beach, West Java, after salvage attempts were unsuccessful due to there being too many rocks in the area. The work was expected to take three months to complete.

1994-built, Indonesia-flagged, 1,094 gt Edricko 3 is owned and managed by Bitumen Marasende PT of Makassar, Indonesia.

Chemical/oil products tanker Delonix (IMO 9298387), loaded with palm oil, was observed to be polluting the sea in the Gulf of Izmit during a patrol flight of the Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, Turkiye. During the discharge of the tanker, palm oil was poured through the ventilation hole of the tanks first onto the deck and then into the water. The Metropolitan Municipality started cleaning works and informed the Turkish Environment Agency (TÜÇA) for the implementation of penal action on the tanker.

2008-built, Liberia-flagged, 12,776 gt Delonix is owned by Maritime Delonix LLC care of manager Dynamic Shipmanagement SA of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with London Club on behalf of Maritime Delonix LLC. As of June 12th the vessel was moored at Evyap, Gulf of Izmit, Turkiye.