Marine accident round-up : 15th October 2020

Patrol vessel RBNS Al Zubarah (IMO 9367425) suffered a fire just before noon on October 12th in one of its engines when it was 4.8 miles south of Portland Bill, UK, The second engine was unaffected and so full manoeuvrability remained. No assistance was required by the vessel. It was soon underway again and berthed in Portland Bill early the same evening. 2007-built, Bahrain-flagged, 2,110 gt Al-Zubarah is owned and managed by the Bahrain Govt Naval Force.

A fire broke out in the engine room of oil products tanker Di Giunta E (IMO 8000006) on October 12th at Campana in the Paraná Delta, Argentina. Firefighters from Campana and from four nearby towns and the Naval Prefecture were deployed to the scene. The tanker had been unloading. The fire spread from the engine room to the galley and cabins. There were no injuries. Late the same night personnel from the Argentine Naval Prefecture were still working to finish the cooling of the hull. 1981-built, Argentina-flagged, 5,332 gt Di Giunta E is owned and managed by Copanu Argentina SA of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

General cargo ship Santorini (IMO 9181493) suffered an engine failure and started to drift while transiting south in the Bosphorus early on October 14th. The bulk carrier appeared to have dropped anchor in order to avoid a serious accident. Tugs took the ship under control and the vessel completed its transit under tow before anchoring at Yenikapi anchorage, Istanbul, Marmara sea, some five hours later, shortly before dawn. The vessel was en route from Burgas, Bulgaria to Cadiz, Spain. 1998-built, Barbados-flagged, 15,349 gt Santorini is owned by Multon Navigation Inc care of manager Lydia Mar Shipping Co SA of Piraeus, Greece. ISM manager is Onexes Maritime Services of Spanga, Sweden. It is entered with Gard P&I on behalf of Multon Navigation Inc. For H&M it is entered with Gard AS on behalf of Lydia Mar Shipping GmbH.

Container ship Elbsky (IMO 9412531) came into contact with several dolphins while transiting Kiel Canal during the morning of October 13th while in the Kudensee area near Brunsbüttel. One dolphin was reported destroyed and two were damaged. The ship suffered cosmetic damage above the waterline. It was allowed to resume transit. The vessel was en route from Aarhus to Hamburg and berthed at Hamburg in the afternoon on the same day. 2011-built, Antigua & Barbuda-flagged, 11,550 gt Elbsky is owned by Elbsky GmbH care of manager USC Bamkrug GmbH of Drochtersen, Germany.