Marine accident round-up : 17th June 2022

General cargo ship Sun Unicorn (IMO 9178422) allided with berthed container ship Abanoz (IMO 9121857) at Novorossiysk Port, Russia, Black sea, early in the morning Jun 15 after unmooring. Sun Unicorn berthed in the evening Jun 14 on arrival from Istanbul, so understood, she was shifting the berth at the time of an accident. Sun Unicorn also contacted pier. The ship sustained stern damages, Abanoz probably, sustained only minor damages, because she left Novorossiysk in the afternoon Jun 15, bound for Samsun Turkey.

1998-built, Palau-flagged, 2,990 gt Sun Unicorn is owned by Stefania Mikhaela Shipping-Bze, care of manager Sun Unicorn Navigation AG of Baar, Switzerland.

1997-built, Panama-flagged, 3,999 gt Abanoz is owned and managed by Abanoz Shipping Co Ltd of Istanbul, Turkey. ISM manager is Lider Ship Management Co Ltd of Istanbul, Turkey.

Tankship Kudos (IMO 9306627) notified the Greek port of Gythio during the morning of June 14th that a 51-year-old foreign crew member needed immediate hospital treatment. A vessel was deployed to assist and medevaced the patient. He was transported safely to the port of Gythio and then transferred to the local Health Centre for medical examination.

2007-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 61,724 gt Kudos is owned by Armonia Ventures Ltd care of manager NGM Energy SA of Piraeus, Greece. ISM manager is V Ships Ltd of Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Cargo ship Sofilarex (IMO 8873776) suffered a technical failure at Zonguldak on June 11th, while en route from Istanbul. Permission to depart was cancelled temporarily by the Harbour Master until the completion of repairs and a verification by state surveyors. On June 13th the vessel was granted departure permission and sailed from Zonguldak, Turkey, headed to Giurgiuleski, Moldova, with an ETA of June 16th. As of June 16th the vessel was at Sulina Anchorage, Romania.

1970-built, Tanzania-flagged, 2,457 gt Sofilarex is owned and managed by Rusalka Maritime Inc of Mersin, Turkey. It is entered with VSK Insurance Co.