Marine accident round-up : 16th November 2021

Two strong earthquakes struck southern Iran near the port of Bandar Abbas on Sunday November 14th, prompting residents to flee their homes and killing at least one person, state TV reported. The quakes measured 6.3 and 6.4 magnitude, State TV said, and the tremors were felt across the gulf in Dubai.

A large oily spot, almost a kilometre away from cargo/container ship Rise Shine (IMO 9164550) appeared on an Instagram video over the weekend. The vessel remained surrounded by a boom, which should prevent the spread of oil products. The start of the operation to pump fuel from the vessel was scheduled for November 13th. Vessel Captain Balashov has arrived from Vladivostok. Fuel pumping started at approximately 15:30 local time.  On November 10th fuel spots were found on the starboard side of the ship due to the release of oil particles from the damaged engine room. Another small spot – five metres by six – was found on November 12th and treated with a sorbent. The vessel had drifted aground during the morning of November 9th during stormy weather in Vostok Bay, west of Nakhodka, Russia, Japan sea.

1999-built, Panama-flagged, 4,450 gt Rise Shine is owned by Often Trading Co Ltd care of manager Yihui Ship Management HK Co of Hong Kong, China.

Footage of grounding at:

A detailed damage survey of cargo ship Heba M (IMO 8918708) and a fishing farm it was alleged to have damaged has been carried out by a surveyor. A letter of guarantee has been requested by the owners of the fishing farm company due to both structural damages to the farm and escaped fish. The vessel’s departure remained cancelled by the Harbour Master, confirmed by the local court until a proper letter of guarantee has been issued. The vessel remained stationary at Gulluk anchorage as of November 15th.

1995-built, Cook Islands-flagged, 5,624 gt Heba M is owned by Heba Shipping Co care of Mansour Management Gemi Acentaligi Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd Sti of Kocaeli, Turkey.

Container ship Archimidis (IMO 9315379) has been taken on tow, or is in the process of being taken in tow by the 453 gt Mextug Duero (IMO 9620920) or in the process of being taken on tow, port of destination yet unknown. The tug had sailed from Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico. The Archimidis has been reported as disabled since November 2nd, southwest of Acapulco, Mexico. It had been en route from Busan, South Korea, to Panama, with an ETA of November 6th.

As of November 15th the vessel was listed as not under command.

2006-built, Liberia-flagged, 89,776 gt Archimidis is owned by Archimidis Container Carrier Corp care of Capital Ship Management Corp of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with London Club on behalf of Archimidis Container Carrier Corp.