Marine accident round-up : 18th May 2022

During a routine surveillance flight by Turkey’s Environmental Protection and Control Department in the Gulf of Izmit, it was determined that tankship Jabrayil Dovlatzadeh (IMO 9383613) had polluted the sea off the coast of the Yalova shipyards on May 16th. The situation was reported to the Coast Guard 17 Command. An action has been initiated regarding the ship polluting the sea.

Listed as the Huseyn Javid with Equasis, the 2008-built, Liberia-flagged, 2,603 gt vessel is owned by PAL Tanker 1 Shipping Co Ltd care of manager Palmali Shipping & Agency of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with American Club on behalf of Pal Tanker 1 Shipping Co Ltd. As of May 17th the vessel was listed as laid-up at Yalova anchorage, Turkey.

The captain of tankship Ali Ka (IMO 9451226) contacted Salvamento Marítimo On May 16, 2022, and requested the urgent evacuation of a crew member who had been injured in an accident. ,The vessel was en route on a domestic Spanish trip from Castellon to Huelva. The MRCC mobilized a lifeboat which medevaced the man to the port of Mazagón, from where he was transferred to hospital. As of May 17th the vessel was at the port of Huelva, Spain.

2020-built, Malta-flagged, 7,324 gt Ali Ka is owned by North Star Tankers Ltd care of manager Trans Ka Tanker Management of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Standard Club (International Division) on behalf of North Star Tankers Ltd.

After nearly reaching the halfway mark of its planned transatlantic trip, autonomous vessel Mayflower (MAS400) was diverted to the Azores to diagnose and fix a problem that was causing its power levels to deplete. The project engineers later disclosed that an isolation switch, which was not integral to the autonomous operation of the ship, had failed. The problem seemed to have been resolved and the team was now waiting for more suitable weather conditions before the trip resumed.