Marine accident round-up : 13th October 2021

A fire broke out in the engine room generator section of cargo ship Okee Ortolan Delta (IMO 9401685) during the evening of September 30th off the coast of Mersin, Turkey. Fire extinguishers and coast guard boats were dispatched to the ship’s position and the fire was extinguished quickly. However, one crew member was injured in the incident, suffering burns to the face and arms. He was taken to the hospital. Coast guard teams took precautions around the ship. The vessel had arrived at Mersin Anchorage during the afternoon of September 29th. As of October 12th it was at the Turkish port of Yalova.

2009-built, Liberia-flagged, 18,326 gt Okee Ortolan Delta is owned by Ortolan Delta Schiffahrts  care of manager Okee Maritime GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. ISM manager is Columbia Shipmanagement GEU of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Standard Club (European Division) on behalf of Ortolan Delta Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG.

After the failure of repair attempts by the crew of general cargo ship General Shikhlinsky (IMO 9437775) a tug was contracted to tow the ship to Tuzla, Turkey. Towage operation commenced on September 27th, with an ETA at Tuzla of October 10th. The vessel originally suffered a technical failure at Oristano on September 1st. As of October 12th it was at port in Tuzla.

2008-built, Barbados-flagged, 4,109 gt General Shikhlinsky is owned and managed by Nicola Shipping Ltd-Mai of Istanbul, Turkey.

Two ships, including heavy load carrier Jin Wan Nv Wang (IMO 9513452) were put into distress by approaching typhoon Kompasu in Chinese waters on October 11th. The Jin Wan Nv Wang (IMO 9513452) dragged anchor and started to drift at anchorage off Changle Airport, Fuzhou. Sixteen crew were reported to have been evacuated although this might have been the number of crew on board, with non-essential crew evacuated. As of 03:00 UTC Oct 12th, the ship was some 2 nm off coast, described as “at anchor”, status unclear.

Also, service ship Qi Ye 6 was understood to be disabled off Xiamen, with 42 personnel airlifted to safety. As of early October 12th UTC QI YE 6 was south of Xiamen, understood to be under tow and escort by two SAR ships.

2008-built, China-flagged, 12,078 gt Jin Wan Nv Wang is owned and managed by Weifang Jiaquan Shipping Co Ltd of Shouguang, Shandong, China.

Cruise ship MV Hamburg (IMO 9138329) came into hard contact with a quay wall in Hamburg port, Germany, at around 14:00 LT on October 9th, while setting sail with 465 passengers on board for a six-day cruise from Hamburg via Helgoland and Borkum, Sylt and Kiel. Nobody was injured, but quay and service constructions were damaged. The ship was allowed to resume its cruise and as of October 12th the vessel was at the port of List Sylt, Germany, close to the Danish border.

1997-built, Bahamas-flagged, 15,067 gt MV Hamburg is owned by Columbus Conti 1 Kreuzfahrt care of manager Plantours & Partner GmbH of Bremen, Germany. ISM manager is ACGI International Shipmanagement of Singapore. It is entered with American Club on behalf of Hamburg Cruise SA.

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The mooring lines of cruise ship The Zenith (IMO 8918136) broke up during the afternoon of October 8th at Lavrio Greece, damaging four small leisure boats that were docked nearby. The ship was reported to have broken off its moorings. It was returned to the pier with the aid of tugs. No injuries were reported.

Although cruise ship Zenith has a capacity of 1828 passengers and normally a crew of 620 it was understood to have been in lay-up since March 2020 in Lavrio Greece. No AIS details since the end of July.

1992-built, Panama-flagged, 47,413 gt The Zenith is owned by Zenith Cruise Inc care of manager Japan Grace Co Ltd of Tokyo, Japan. It is entered with American Club on behalf of Zenith Cruise Inc