Marine accident round-up : 18th July 2018

Container ship Dina Trader (IMO 9354442) contacted the CROSS Corsen during the afternoon of July 14th after suffering a loss of power. The ship, en route from Brest, France to Dunkirk, had 12 crew members on board, and was 8nm southwest of Pointe Saint-Mathieu when the incident occurred. It had sufficient propulsion capacity to counter the current, but no more. Because of the proximity of the coast, and the potential danger for navigation and for the coast, an emergency tug was deployed from Brest, reaching the ship four hours after the vessel contacted CROSS Corsen. The tug was contracted by the owner to pull Dina Trader back to Brest, where the convoy arrived shortly before midnight. The container ship was safely berthed in the commercial port. 2007-built, Gibraltar-flagged, 9,981 gt Dina Trader is owned by Myklebusthaug Shipping AS care of Myklebusthaug Management AS of Fonnes, Norway. It is entered with Gard P&I (Bermuda) on behalf of Myklebusthaug Shipping AS.

Chemical oil products tanker T. Caroline (IMO 9418810) suffered water ingress in her engine room on July 14th while in the Aegean Sea, en route from the Aliağa district to Mersin. There were 19 Turkish crew members on board. The ship which was three miles away from the coast of Kuşadas when she suffered a blackout and was in danger of sinking. The ship was taken in tow by two tugs and was moored. The Aydin Metropolitan Municipality Maritime Department and the Fire Department provided additional submersible pumps. 2009-built, Turkey-flagged, 7,273 gt T. Caroline is owned by Karakoy Tankercilik AS care of manager Ditas Deniz Isletmeciligi ve Tankerciligi AS, of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Skuld (Copenhagen business unit) on behalf of Ditas Deniz Isletmeciligi ve Tankerciligi AS.

Fishing vessel Mirakh (IMO 9657959) allided with refrigerated cargo reefer Silver Copenhagen (IMO 9143386) off Western Svalbard on July 13th. The incident occurred while unmooring in the Bellsound Bay after unloading fish products. Mirakh hit the starboard side of Silver Copenhagen with her port side bow. Both ships suffered minor damage, but no leaks or injuries were reported. Mirakh berthed in Kirkenes, north-eastern Norway on July 14th while Silver Copenhagen headed to Murmansk, Russia

2014-built, Russia-flagged, 2,427 gt Mirakh is owned and managed by Murmanseld-2 JSC of Murmansk, Russia. It is entered with Ingosstrakh on behalf of Мурмансельдь 2 (Murmanseld-2 JSC).

1998-built, Norway-flagged, 3,817 gt Silver Copenhagen is owned by Silver Copenhagen AS care of manager Fjord Shipping AS of Maaloy, Norway. It is entered with Gard P&I (Bermuda) on behalf of Silver Copenhagen II AS.

A fire that broke out on July 16th in a decommissioned German oil tanker at the Gadani ship-breaking yard, Pakistan has been brought under control. Rescue workers saved 20 trapped labourers, police officials said. The fire was apparently caused by welding work

The operator of container ship NP Lovegistics 2 (IMO 9704570) could not find a crane barge to pull nine containers from Trang Province waters near Koh Lao Liang island in the Andaman Sea, eastern Indian Ocean, into which 16 containers fell on July 10th, during rough seas, after the vessel’s rudder system malfunctioned. Fishing boats are to be used to tow the containers back to land, scheduled to begin on July 16th. Seven containers were later found washed ashore on Koh Sukorn in Paliang, while another container ruptured and sank. The others remained afloat, with their locations marked with buoys for later retrieval. Local authorities said that the entire operation would be completed no later than July 26th. 2011-built, Thailand-flagged, 1,760 gt NP Lovegistics 2 has an unknown owner. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of SC Management Co Ltd.

The Punta Lucero arrived off Suances, Spain, on July 13th to try to refloat sunken dredger Barlovento Primero (IMO 5299486). The operation, being implemented by Bam Maritime Services, will last for about three weeks, depending on the state of the sea. The wreck will be towed to the Requejada pier. 1962-built, Spain-flagged, 260 gt Barlovento Primero is owned and managed by Pedreguera-Barategui A of Cantabria, Spain. It is entered with Carina on behalf of SATO (SA De Trabajos y Obras).