Marine accident round-up : 14th June 2018

A stack of five containers collapsed and crashed down from container ship CSCL Spring (IMO 9645853) onto the deck of tanker Jinyou 8, which was moored alongside the container ship at the Pacific International Terminal in Tianjin, during the afternoon of June 11th. A twistlock failure was believed to have caused the accident. A 40-foot container was being lifted from the container ship, but did not go off smoothly and, as a result, destabilized the containers below. Jinyou 8 reportedly was damaged. CSCL Spring left Tianjin on June 12th. Jinyou 8 was berthed at the ‘Tianjin Port Fourth Stevedoring Company Terminal. 2014-built, Hong Kong-flagged, 116,603 gt CSCL Spring is owned by CSCL Spring Shipping Co Ltd care of manager Cosco Shipping Development Co Ltd of Shanghai, China. It is entered with Swedish Club (Asia Team) on behalf of CSCL Spring Shipping Co, Ltd. Hull and Machinery is led by Swiss Re on behalf of Cosco Shipping Captive Co Ltd, with Gard having a subscription position.

Bulk carrier Poavosa Wisdom (IMO 9515644) was detained at Avonmouth on May 20th after six deficiencies were reported during a Port State Control. The vessel was released on May 24th and the following day she left for Damietta, arriving at the Damietta Bulk & Grain Berths on June 8th. 2009-built, Panama-flagged, 17,025 gt Poavosa Wisdom is owned by Poavosa Wisdom SA care of manager Wisdom Marine Lines SA of Taipei, Taiwan. ISM manager is Well Shipmanagement & Maritime of Taipei, Taiwan. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of Poavosa Wisdom SA.

Police at the port of Brake, Germany, noticed on June 12th that the freeboard mark of general cargo ship O.T. Ideaal (IMO 9431604) was only slightly above the waterline and that the ship was leaning to port side. The freeboards were measured by the officials, and it was found that the freeboard fell below the allowed mark by 7cm. The Russian captain found that the content of the ballast tanks was greater than expected, possibly the result of faulty operation or possibly because of a technical fault. The ship was detained and a port state control carried out. The master had to pay a safety deposit of €1,000. The ship left Brake the same day. 2012-built, Netherlands-flagged, 2,702 gt O.T. Ideaal is owned by Onderneming Ideaal Scheepvaart care of manager Amasus Shipping BV of Farmsum, Netherlands. ISM manager is Shipowners Support BV of Farmsum, Netherlands. It is entered with British Marine on behalf of Amasus Shipping BV.

General cargo ship Reliance (IMO 8872344) ran aground on the River Don at km mark 3,175 early on June 12th while sailing upstream to Rostov-on-Don. Two tugs were sent to assist. After being refloated she berthed at the Rostov Container Terminal the same evening. 1980-built, Belize-flagged, 2,426 gt Reliance is owned and managed by Denemar Denizcilik ve Ticaret of Istanbul, Turkey, It is entered with Hanseatic Underwriters.