Marine accident round-up : 16th September 2022

A fire erupted in engine room of general cargo ship Mona (IMO 9101534) during the afternoon of September 14th in the Aegean Sea off the western coast of Chios island, Greece. The Fire was extinguished by the crew and no injuries were reported. However, the vessel could not continue its voyage from Ashdod to Tuzla and had to be anchored in front of Agio Gala village, Chios. It remained there as of the early evening of September 15th, extent of damages unknown.

19695-built, Malta-flagged, 4,783 gt Monais owned by Anomis Navigation Ltd care of manager Kamer Marine Denizcilik of Istanbul, Turkey.

Cargo ship Xin Yuan Zhou (MMSI 412433460) sent out a distress signal during the morning of September 14th in the Yellow Sea, about 75nm north-east of Shanghai, reporting a heavy starboard list. The 13 crew went into life rafts and were rescued by SAR ship Dong Hai Jiu 118. The ship, en route to Rizhao, appeared to have been impacted by the heavy seas that were a consequence of typhoon MUIFA. Condition and status on September 15th was unknown but it was reported to have become disabled and dropped anchor in an attempt to ride out the storm.

Superyacht ‘A’, belonging to Russian oligarch Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko, returned to the shipyard in Fincantieri in Trieste on September 14th. |Assembly work on the third shaft, which was dismantled a few months ago, was reported to be needed.

Cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway (IMO 9606912) was held up in Boston, Massachusetts on September 13th so that law enforcement authorities on board could investigate allegations of sexual assaults. The perpetrator and the victim were said to be crew members. An investigation was now underway. The Massachusetts State Police was attended with FBI agents at around 19:15 local time on the Tuesday evening. This delayed the ship’s departure by more than five hours. The captain told passengers and crew that the ship had not received permission from authorities to leave port. It finally sailed on September 14th at 07:00 local time. As of lunchtime local time on September 15th the vessel was moored at St John, Newfoundland.

2013-built, Bahamas-flagged, 145.655 gt Norwegian Breakaway is owned by Breakaway One Ltd care of manager NCL (Bahamas) Ltd of Miami, Florida, USA. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Americas Syndicate) on behalf of NCL (Bahamas) Ltd.