Marine accident round-up : 17th March 2023

Chemical/oil products tanker GT Unity (IMO 9507506) was detained in Singapore waters on March 10th for unclear reasons, although usually such incidents are the result of a dispute over payments for goods or services. The arresting solicitor was Resource Law LLC. The vessel was located at the Western Petroleum Anchorage  at the time

2008-built, Vietnam-flagged, 4,838 gt GT Unity is owned by Mekong Petroleum Transport JSC of Can Tho City, Vietnam. It is managed by Allsea DMCC JSC of ho Chi Monh City, Vietnam. It is entered with Swedish Club (Singapore Offshore division) on behalf of Mekong Petroleum Transportation JSC. As of March 16th the vessel was underway by sail to the west of Singapore.

The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) has requested that the Jordanian Maritime Commission (JMC) detain container ship MSC Lana II (IMO 9193719) for allegedly dumping “a yellow substance” in the Gulf of Aqaba. It requested the detention pending investigations to assess the ecological damage and to enable the calculation the compensation required. ASEZA said on March 12th that it had received information from its operations and control room that yellow-coloured materials had been dumped in the sea water by the vessel, which had been berthed at the container terminal. The case was referred to the public prosecutor and it was ruled that the vessel would be allowed to leave after depositing a financial guarantee. The ship left the port on March 11th, headed to King Abdullah Port, with an ETA of March 14th . No recent AIS to confirm this.

1999-built, Liberia-flagged, 23,984 gt MSC Lana II is owned by Hebe Oceanway Ltd care of manager MSC Shipmanagement Ltd of Limassol, Cyprus. It is entered with NorthStandard (ex-Standard) on behalf of Hebe Oceanway Ltd.

Bulk carrier Fuping (IMO 9122679) suffered an engine failure on February 25th when north of Riau islands in the in South China Sea. The vessel was in ballast, travelling from Singapore to Ningbo, China. It went adrift until March 5th, at which time it was taken on tow by SAR ship Nan Hai Jiu 115 (IMO 9581021). On March 13th the Fuping arrived on tow at Hong Kong outer anchorage. It remained anchored as of the morning of March 16th.

2010-built, Panama-flagged, 20,987 gt Loyalty Hong is owned by Glory Loyalty hong Kong Ltd care of mnanager Jiangsu Runchang Shippping Co Ltd of Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. ISM manager is Xiamen Runchen Gangxiang Shpg of Xiamen, Fujian, China.

Bulk carrier Loyalty Hong (IMO 9443396) suffered an engine room flooding during its berth at Lyttelton, New Zealand, where it had arrived on March 5th, apparently to load timber. The ship moved to an auxiliary generator, reportes As of march 17th the vessel remained at Lyttleton Port, Christchurch, New Zealand.

2010-built, Panama-flagged, 20,987 gt Loyalty Hong is owned by Glory Loyalty Hong Ltd care of manager Jiangsu Runchang Shipping Co Ltd of Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. ISM manager is Ciamen Runchen Gangxiang Shipping of Fujian FTZ, Fujian, China. It is entered with American Club on behalf of Glory Loyalty Hong Ltd.