Marine accident round-up : 16th October 2023

A fire broke out during the afternoon of October 13th in the cargo hold of general cargo ship Ann Rousing (IMO 9037903) while the ship was loading scrap at Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark. Emergency services responded but needed to be cautious to avoid pouring too much water onto the ship, as this could cause a loss of stability. The ship was surrounded by floating booms. No leaks have been reported so far. As of October 14th the vessel was moored at the port of Copenhagen, Denmark.

1991-built, Denmark-flagged, 2,326 gt Ann Rousing is owned by Rederiaktieselskabet AF 2007 care of manager Maritim Supply APS of Frederiksvaerk, Denmark.

After bulk carrier Sarwar Jahan (IMO 9233600) reportedly allided with bulk carrier Chitral (IMO 9272876) at the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port during bad weather on August 24th both vessels remained at outer anchorage. One of them was reported to be waiting for a tug from Sri Lanka (the somewhat confusing local report was not clear on which one this was, although it was probably the Chitral). Once the tug has arrived, it will tow the Chitral to dry dock in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2001-built, Bangladesh-flagged, 28,021 gt Sarwar Jahan is owned by SR Shipping Ltd care of manager Brave Royal Ship Management of Chattogram, Bangladesh. It is entered with American Club on behalf of SR Shipping Ltd.

2003-built, Pakistan-flagged, 26,395 gt Chitral is owned by Chitral Shipping Pvt Ltd care of manager Pakistan National Shipping Corp of Karachi, Pakistan. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Eastern Syndicate) on behalf of Chitral Shipping Pvt Ltd.

Kiel Canal shuttle ferry, the 1972-built 247 gt Berlin (MMSI 211508570), struck general cargo ship Jutland (IMO 9142497) near Brunsbuettel Lock when the cargo ship was approaching the lock before dawn on October 13th. Ferries are meant to give way to passing cargo ships, so the bridge of the Jutland was taken by surprise. The ferry suffered some dents and scratches, with the damage to the cargo ship unknown. The Jutland was berthed in the canal. It had been en route from Klaipeda to Bremerhaven. As of October 14th the Berlin was underway at Brunsbuettel.

1997-built, Germany-flagged, 2,224 gt Jutland is owned by Karl Meyer Shipping International GmbH care of manager Karl Meyer Reederei GmbH of Wischafen, Germany. As of October 14th the vessel was moored at Bremen, Germany.