Marine accident round-up : 15th June 2018

A 14 metre long Belgian-flagged sailing yacht, the Rahona, collided with containership Mumbai Maersk (IMO 9780471) before dawn on June 12th, about 65nm west of La Hague, northwest France. The skipper, who was alone aboard the yacht at the time, informed CROSS Jobourg that he had not been injured and that his boat was sound. He required no assistance and continued his route to the port of Chantereyne, Cherbourg, arriving there early the following morning, June 13th. Mumbai Maersk was en route from Tanger-Med to Bremerhaven with a crew of 26 on board at the time of the incident. 2018-built, Denmark-flagged, 214,286 gt Mumbai Maersk is owned and managed by Maersk Line AS of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is entered with Standard Club (Europe Division) on behalf of Maersk Line AS. Gard is claims leader for hull and machinery (RDC 4/4) on behalf of AP Moller-Maersk AS.

Chemical tanker Nu-Shi Nalini (IMO 9619608) caught fire in Kerala’s Kochi district, India, on June 13th while en route from Karachi to Colombo. One crew member suffered 80% burns and was medevaced by helicopter. The tanker was anchored 14.5 miles southwest of Kochi when an explosion at 20:30 local time caused a fire to break out in the engine room. The ship was carrying naphtha, with 22 crew on board. A tug was sent from the Cochin Port Trust. 2012-built, India-flagged, 11,246 gt Nu Shi Nalini is owned by Arya Ship Charterers Pvt Ltd care of manager Elektrans Shipping Pvt Ltd of Mumbai, India. It is entered with Navigators on behalf of Arya Ship Charterers Pvt Ltd and Gauri Ships Pvt Ltd. NOTE, as of February 8th 2018, Navigators transferred the management of its marine P&I business to Thomas Miller Specialty Underwriting Agency Limited (TMS).

General cargo ship Safe Way (IMO 9646118) collided with bulk carrier Hayate (IMO 9606493) and general cargo ship Kaihou Maru while berthing in Kitakyushu port, Japan, during the afternoon of June 9th. Safe Way suffered damage to her forecastle deck and arrived at Tobata late on June 10th after investigations by the Japanese Coastguard. Hayate arrived at Yawata early on June 10th, while Kaihou Maru arrived at Nagoya on the morning of June 11th.

2011-built, Sierra Leone-flagged, 2,949 gt Safe Way is owned and managed by Superconnex Intl Ltd of Tortola, BritishVirgin Islands. ISM manager is Gold Lucky Marine of Hong Kong. It is entered with Hanseatic Underwriters.

2011-built, Panama-flagged, 8,158 gt Hayate is owned by Hiro Shipping Panama SA of Hakata-cho, Imabari-shi, Ehime-ken, Japan and managed by Fukusei Sangyo KK of the same address. ISM manager is Japan Ship Management Co of Tokyo, Japan. It is entered with Japan Club (Imabaro Office) on behalf of Hiro Shipping (Panama) SA.

Disabled bulk carrier Kiran Africa (IMO 9491173) was towed to the Eastern Mole of the port of Cape Town, South Africa during the afternoon of June 13th. Kiran Africa had sailed from Mundra, India on May 19th and was bound for Santos, Brazil, with an original ETA of June 20th. 2011-built, Malta-flagged, 43,439 gt Kiran Africa is owned by Major Shipping Ltd care of manager Pasifik Gemi Isletmeciligi ve Ticaret AS of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Skuld (Copenhagen unit) on behalf of Pasifik Gemi Isletmeciligi ve Ticaret AS.

Bulk carrier Caravos Harmony (IMO 9595589) suffered a failure of its stern propulsion system off Berry Point in Vancouver Harbour while proceeding east to Port Moody, British Columbia, late on June 9th. The vessel proceeded to Anchorage M for repairs, where she remained moored on June 13th. 2013-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 44,289 gt Caravos Harmony is owned by Octapus Shipping Corp care of manager Iason Hellenic Shipping Co Ltd of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Gard P&I (Bermuda) on behalf of Octapus Shipping Corp.