Marine accident round-up : 18th March 2019

Tanker Cape Bradley (IMO 9264271) broke from its moorings at the Euro Tank Terminal Amsterdam Vito during cargo operations on March 9th as a result of a stormy westerly wind. Tugs were called for assistance to push the vessel towards the jetty, but during the tugs’ assistance the cargo arm was severely damaged, being connected to the ship’s manifold and squeezed between the ship’s side and the jetty.

2004-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 25,108 gt Cape Bradley is owned by Cape Bradley Navigation Co Ltd care of Columbia Shipmanagement GEU of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (European syndicate) on behalf of Cape Bradley Navigation Co Ltd.

Cargo ship Blue Star 1 (IMO 9375159) reported a mechanical damage southwest of Leros during the morning of March 11th, with 14 crew on board while en route from Novorossyisk to Turkey. A lifeguard boat of the Port Authority and a fishing boat attended to provide assistance. Greek tug Karapiperis 18 took the casualty towards the port of Piraeus where it dropped anchor. She remained stationary there on March 12th with the tug nearby. 2005-built, Panama-flagged, 3,254 gt Blue Star 1 is owned by Blue Star Marine Co Ltd care of manager Fetida Maritime Ltd of Odessa, Ukraine.

The Hellenic Coast Guard deployed a helicopter of the Greek Air Force during the afternoon of March 12th to medevac a wounded crew member from cargo ship Contship Don (IMO 9347956) off the port of Chios. The man had slipped on an internal staircase of the ship. The victim was transported to OMIROS airport in Chio and then was taken by ambulance to the General Hospital. 2006-built, Cyprus-flagged, 9,948 gt Contship Don is owned by Antico Marine Ltd care of manager Contships Management Inc of Athens, Greece. It is entered with West of England Club (claims contact, Greece – General) on behalf of Antico Marine Ltd.

Scot Navigator (IMO 9820348) suffered a main engine defect during the late morning of March 11th while en route from Flushing to Workington with a crew of seven on board. The vessel subsequently anchored, but was reported to be dragging at 2.8 knots and required tug assistance. Early on March 12th it docked. 2017-built, UK-flagged, 2,571 gt Scot Navigator is owned by Scot Navigator Shipping Ltd care of Intrada Ships Management Ltd of Rochester, Kent, UK.