Marine accident round-up : 13th November 2023

A fire erupted in the engine room of chemical/oil products tanker Thun Gothenburg IMO 9362140 when it entered the Lock in Brunsbuettel, Kiel Canal during the evening of November 9th. The tanker was moored, with a number fire engines and fire-fighting teams responding. The crew was evacuated, with no injuries having been reported. The tanker was en route from Spain to Sweden. Th tanker was disabled and the plan was to tow it out of Lock after extinguishing the fire. One-way lock transit continued.

2007-built, Netherlands-flagged, 4,859 gt Thun Gothenburg is owned by Thun Tankers BV care of manager Erik Thun AB of Lidkoping, Sweden. ISM manager is Marin Ship management of Farmsum, Netherlands. It is entered with Swedish Club (Gothenburg Team) on behalf of Erik Thun AB. As of November 11th the vessel was moored at Brunsbüttel, Germany.

Oil products tanker Tuah Sejagat (IMO 8619132) and oil products tanker Scorpio (IMO 9016519) were detained by the Malaysian Maritime Department on November 5th when about 0.7nm southwest of Kapar in Selangor. The Tuah Sejagat, with six crew members on board, was apparently transferring 400,000 litres of diesel onto the Scorpio. Two crew members from each vessel were detained and taken to the Selangor State Maritime Office for further investigations. Local authorities were investigating the incident. Reportedly the vessels had failed to present any permit for oil transfer from ship to ship.

1987-built, Malaysia-flagged, 268 gt Tuah Sejagat is owned by Platinum Sector Sdn Bhd of Johor, Malaysia. It is managed by Victory Supply Sdn Bhd of Selangor, Malaysia.

1991-built, Malaysia-flagged, 1,366 gt Scorpio is owned by Fultonn Marine Sdn Bhd of Selangor, Malaysia, and managed by Fultonn Petroleum Sdn Bhd of the same address. As of November 11th it was at anchor at Port Klang, Malaysia.

Customs officers boarded cargo ship Chennai Voyager (IMO 9153410) on November 8th while it was berthed at the Ambarli container terminal, Turkiye, and carried out a bunker quantity measurement inspection, comparing it with the arrival fuel declaration the previous day. As a result of further inspections, incorrect bunker declaration figures were claimed to have been found. The vessel was fined by Turkish customs due to the incorrect arrival fuel declaration. The imposed fine was paid by the agent on behalf of the owners. Permission to depart was then ranted, and the vessel sailed from Ambarli on November 8th. en route to Port Said with an ETA of November 11th.

1999-built, Panama-flagged, 25,637 gt Chennai Voyager is owned by Sinokor Singapore Pte Ltd care of Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd of Limassol, Cyprus. ISM manager is Fleet Ship management Pte of Alexandra Road, Singapore. It is entered with NorthStandard on behalf of Sinokor Singapore Pte Ltd.

The US Coast Guard medevaced a 30-year-old man from the Astraea SB (IMO 9401960) on November 9th when it was about 9nm south of Dauphin Island, Alabama. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report from the ship of a man experiencing breathing difficulties and high blood pressure. A USCG boat was launched to evacuate the man to shore. The crew arrived on scene, but due to safety concerns was unable to conduct the transfer. Watchstanders then launched a USCG helicopter aircrew to conduct the medevac. The helicopter hoisted the man aboard and transported him to Mobile International Airport, from where an ambulance took him to hospital.

2009-built Cyprus-flagged, 42,931 gt Astraea SB is owned by Young Astraea Shipping Ltd care of Nomikos AE Shipping of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with UK Club on behalf of Young Astraea Shipping Ltd. As of November 11th it was moored at Mobile, Alabama.