Marine accident round-up : 16th June 2021

One crew member was reported to have died and two others had been hospitalized after an outbreak of Covid-19 on a Pavimar bulker off Spain. According to a Lloyd’s List Intelligence casualty report, bulk carrier Alis (IMO 9630743) had been moored under the south anchorage of Algeciras for quarantine and awaited permission to dock. One crew member was disembarked in Motril and this seafarer tested positive for coronavirus. He later died and this was attributed to cardio-respiratory arrest, the report claimed. Two more crew members were taken to hospital in Malaga. These two also tested positive for Covid-19. Five other cases have been confirmed among crew members, although none of these had displayed serious symptoms. The vessel was en route from Chennai, in India, to Gibraltar when the incident took place. Prior to the death of the seafarer, the bulker made a short stop at KaloiLimenes anchorage in Crete on May 17.

As of June 14th the vessel had left Algeciras and was en route to New York, ETA June 23rd.

2013-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 32,839 gt Alis is owned by Corsica Marine Inc care of Pavimar SA of Athens, Greece. It is entered with London Club on behalf of Corsica Marine inc

A fire was reported in the cargo hold of a dry cargo ship at Haifa port on June 13th. The fire was extinguished by firefighting engines. The ship was not formally identified but was reported to be bulk carrier Lady Sema (IMO 9233624), which arrived at Haifa on June 7th. The vessel was understood to have changed berth after the fire. No injuries were reported. As of June 14th the vessel was moored at Haifa port.

2001-built, Panama-flagged, 9978 gt Lady Sema is owned by Sema Shipping Corp care of manager GN Group Corp Panama Istanbul Kerkez Subesi.

Fire erupted in cargo compartment of ro-ro cargo ship King Marine I (IMO 7905560) while it was berthed at Sudan port during the afternoon of June 13th according to local reports. It took firefighters about five hours to bring the fire under control, after which the vessel was taken to the port’s outer anchorage and anchored. The ship had arrived from Qatar on June 1st. As of June 13th the vessel was stopped at Port Sudan, Red Sea.

1980-built, Togo flagged, 4,506 gt King Marine (recorded in Equasis as the “Shaker”, although this name has not been used for three years) is owned and managed by Hom Management Consultancy of Dubai, UAE.

General cargo ship Ugur Dadayli (IMO 9554145) was instructed by MRCC Malta early on June 12th to rescue distressed migrants east of Sfax, Tunisia, reported Turkish maritime edition DenizHaber. The ship, which was en route from Sfax to Sousse, Tunisia, obeyed the order and picked up about 100 migrants from a boat in distress. MRCC Malta requested the ship to proceed to Tunisia and to disembark the migrants in Tunisian port. Apparently there was then some kind of rebellion among the migrants. The Captain then informed Malta, that the ship was proceeding to Malta to dispose of migrants. Late on June 12th the vessel changed course and headed for Sousse, Tunisia, where it arrived on June 13th and stopped. It was still there on June 15th.

2010-built, Marshall islands-flagged, 2,976 gt Ugur Dadayli is owned and managed by Aurora Of The Sea Shipping of Majuro, Marshall Islands. ISM manager is Dadaylilar Denizcilik Nakliyat of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Standard Club on behalf of Aurora Of The Sea Shipping Corp.