Marine accident round up : 14th August 2019

Tug Jin Hwa 32 (IMO 9571947) and a Malaysian barge that had anchored near Chilika Lake in Odisha following a storm in the Bay of Bengal, grounded during the night of August 7th in heavy weather. The tug suffered a technical glitch after being caught in the high tide and storm in the Bay of Bengal and landed near Rajhans. The barge was carrying iron ore and other minerals from Malaysia. It had unloaded its shipment in Bangladesh and was on its way to the Vishakhapatnam port. The tug had 10 crew members — seven Malaysian nationals, two from Philippines and one from India, on board, who were rescued.

2009-built, Malaysia-flagged, 150 gt tug Jin Hwa 32 is owned and managed by Gimhwak Enterprise Sdn Bhd, It is entered with Shipowners’ Club.

Superyacht Moatize (IMO 8947840) crashed into the E arm of the Cairns Marlin Marina in Queensland during the early evening of August 10th. The super yacht reportedly crushing some smaller boats moored nearby. Diners at the Prawn Star restaurant on the quay were said to have avoided injury only narrowly. 1999-built, Australia-flagged, 509 gt Moatize is owned and managed by WMO Crescent Pty Ltd. Video at:

Crew members of offshore tug/supply ship Coastal Jaguar (IMO 8213108) had to jump into the waters off the Andhra Pradesh coast near Visakhapatnam on August 12th after a fire broke out on the vessel shortly before noon. After an explosion black smoke billowed out of the ship within a few minutes, forcing the 29 crew to jump into the water to save themselves. One sailor was reported missing while the rest were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard. A fast patrol vessel, Rani Rashmoni, which was sailing nearby, was diverted to the burning vessel to coordinate the SAR operation with boats of the Visakhapatnam Port Trust. Two more Coast Guard patrol boats and a helicopter were at the site assisting in the rescue work.

1983-built, India-flagged, 748 gt Coastal Jaguar is owned and managed by C3 Cube of Maharashtra, India. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Coastal Marine Construction And Engineering Ltd.