Marine accident round-up : 16th October 2018

General cargo ship Nysand (IMO 6514936) took in water at the quay in Sunde, Norway, during the afternoon of October 12th. The fire brigade was alerted and dewatered the ship with pumps. It was planned to unload the cargo to make the ship lighter. 1965-built, Norway-flagged, 469 gt Nysand is owned and managed by Sveholmen Shipping AS of Saevelandsvik, Norway. It is entered with Skuld (Bergen business unit) on behalf of Sveholmen Shipping AS.

General cargo ship FOM (IMO 8100624) issued a distress signal at 06:45 Moscow time October 13th, reporting a 20 degree list and an increasing danger of capsizing. She was loaded with scrap in the Black Sea some 50nm off Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine. MRCC Russia directed the nearest ship, tanker Minerva Marina (IMO 9411939), to rescue the crew. By the time the tanker arrived on scene the eight crew, two from Turkey and six from Azerbaijan, had already gone into a life raft. They were picked up by the tanker and no injuries were reported. However FOM, which was en route from Rostov Azov sea to Hereke Turkey capsized later in the day in about 1,900 metres of water. Local reports said that a preliminary investigations had shown that the list was possibly due to displacement of the cargo. There was no threat of pollution from the sunken vessel. 1981-built, Panama-flagged, 1,499 gt FOM is owned and managed by Leffon Shipping Corp of Istanbul, Turkey.

Passenger/cargo RoRo Fedjefjord (IMO 9236767) suffered technical difficulties during the afternoon of October 11th shortly after departing Fedje, and had to drop anchor. The ferry was then docked in Sævrøyna for troubleshooting. The departures from Sævrøy at 3.15 p.m. and from Fedje at 3.50 p.m. were cancelled, but later that afternoon the ferry was back in operation. 2001-built, Norway-flagged, 2,232 gt Fedjefjord is owned and ISM-managed by Norled AS of Stavanger, Norway. Commercial manager is Tide ASA of Bergen, Norway. It is entered for H&M with Norwegian Hull Club.

Self-discharging bulk carrier CSL Spirit (IMO 9138111) was in collision with the assist 178 gt tug Point Valiant on October 9th near Port McNeil, Vancouver, British Columbia. The collision caused a dent in the hull of the bulk carrier above the water line. CSL Spirit arrived at San Francisco later the same day. 2001-built, Bahamas-flagged, 41,428 gt is owned by CSL Group Inc of Montreal, Canada. It is managed by CSL Americas of Middleton, Massachusetts, USA. ISM manager is C Ships USA LLC Boston of Middleton, MA, USA. It is entered with Britannia Club on behalf of the CSL Group Inc.

General cargo ship Stavr (IMO 8869543) collided with anchored, unlit, oil barge Omul in the Kerch Strait shortly after midnight on October 12th. Both vessels were in ballast. Stavr lost her starboard anchor while the unmanned barge sustained a dent and breach at the starboard side. Stavr was brought to anchor to be inspected during October 12th. 1987-built, Russia-flagged, 4,584 gt Stavr is owned by Morflot LLC of Rostov-na-Donu Russia. Manager is Rechmortrans Ltd of Rostov-na-Donu, Russia.