Marine accident round-up : 17th September 2019

The fire aboard cargo ship Kiran Asya (IMO 9040895) has been extinguished and cooling operations were completed by around midday on September 10th. An initial damage survey was carried out by the surveyor panel from the Classification society, H&M insurance and state surveyors. The vessel was discharging its cargo at the Atakas pier in Iskenderun. Upon completion of this operation, repairs will be scheduled. 2005-built, Turkey-flagged, 39,555 gt Kiran Asya is owned by Kirtrans Denizcilik Ve Ticaret and managed by Pasifik Gemi Isletmeciligi, both of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Skuld (Business unit Skuld Copenhagen) on behalf of Pasifik Gemi Isletmeciligi Ve T.

Lighter PMB VI, owned by Pertamina’s Marketing Operation Region I, sank in the waters of Belawan, North Sumatra during the evening of September 10th, after being struck by huge waves near the area of Pertamina’s Fuel Oil Terminal. The lighter had four crew on board. The captain, died during the incident. The crew members were just finishing the unloading of oil products tanker Enduro (IMO 8808513). As the PMB VI sailed away from the tanker the weather suddenly deteriorated  and the boat was smashed against the Enduro and capsized. Three crew members jumped into the waters. The captain, Rudi Prayoga from Medan City, died because he was trapped inside. 1992-buily, Indonesia-flagged, 22,607 gt Enduro is owned and managed by Pertamina Persero PT of Jakarta, Indonesia. It is entered with North Of England Club on behalf of PT Pertamina (Persero).

Self-discharging bulk carrier Whitefish Bay (IMO 9639880) was in collision with tug Bowditch on September 10th, four miles north northeast of Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada. The collision occurred as the Bowditch was overtaken by the bulk carrier. Both vessels continued their voyages after a brief stop. 2013-built, Canada-flagged, 24,430 gt Whitefish Bay is owned and managed by CSL Group Inc of Montreal, Canada. It is entered with Britannia Club on behalf of CSL Group Inc.

After the salvage of dive boat Conception it was found that the entire superstructure of the wheelhouse and middle deck was destroyed in the blaze. Only the sides of the middle deck area remained intact. The wreck was expected to be taken to a naval facility, where a team of investigators from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will examine its power, fuel and electrical systems.

Cement carrier Sirius Cement I (IMO 8009545) ran aground in the Gulf of Saloniki en route from Thessaloniki to Margera, shortly before midday on September 14th. It had a crew of 15 and a cargo of cement on board. The ship was refloated four hours later with the assistance of tugs, and returned to Thessaloniki for inspection. The vessel left the port again on September 15th with an ETA at Margera of September 19th. 1981-built, Malta-flagged, 8,180 gt Sirios Cement 1 is owned and managed by Sirios Cement Ltd of Valletta, Malta. ISM manager is Sirios Shipmanagement Corp of Chalkida, Greece. ource tree. */