Marine accident round-up : 16th September 2020

Bulk carrier Triumph (IMO 9264130), which had been abandoned in the bay of Ensenada for some time, has begun to take on water and was threatening to sink with a significant load of fuel and minerals on board. The bulk carrier arrived on August 14th 2017 in Ensenada Bay, where it has spent 36 months with an estimated 273 tonnes of fuel and 47,000 tonnes of bauxite on board, a report claimed. A representative of the Mexican Government in Baja California, said earlier after meeting with the general director of the Integral Port Administration (API) of Ensenada, that the cargo would be offloaded within a few days. The manoeuvres that the authorities planned on the vessel were to lighten its load to move it from the anchorage and later to cross the navigation channel of the bay to enter the port and finish the unloading of fuel and minerals. The 30,061 gt vessel was built in 2004 sails under the flag of the Marshall Islands.

The chief officer of container ship Kota Lazim (IMO 9351050) reportedly fell overboard before dawn on September 12th while the vessel was in the Pacific, near uninhabited volcanic Urup island in the waters of the southern Kuril Archipelago. The ship interrupted its voyage, turned back and started an SAR operation for the 55 year old Chinese man. The search was assisted by a Japanese aircraft. The vessel was en route from Yangshan China to Manzanillo, with an ETA as of September 22nd (now September 24th). 2008-built, Singapore-flagged, 39,906 gt Kota Lazim is owned by Xiang L27 SG International care of manager Pacific International Lines of Singapore. ISM manager is PIL Ship Management of Singapore. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of PST Management Pte Ltd.