Marine accident round-up : 18th October 2022

Bulk carrier New Horizon (IMO 9290701) was in collision with moored cargo ship Lady Nurgul (IMO 9361263) at Ahirkapi Anchorage in the Marmara Sea during the early afternoon of October 16th. The bulk carrier was under way, leaving the anchorage, bound for the Ukraine to load grain, but had to drop anchor after the accident. The Lady Nurgul remained at anchor. Both ships sustained damage, extent unknown.

2004-built, Panama-flagged, 41,480 gt New Horizon is owned by Laire Overseas Inc care of manager ATL Hong Kong Ltd of Hong Kong, China. ISM manager is ATL Shipping Ltd of Shanghai, China. It is entered with American Club on behalf of Laire Overseas Inc. As of October 17th it was at anchor in Istanbul Anchorage south.

2006-built, Panama-flagged, 2,901 gt Lady Nurgul is owned by Nurgul Shipping Corp care of manager CN Group Corp Panama Istanbul of Istanbul, Turkey. As of October 17th it was at Istanbul Anchorage south.

Bulk carrier Amis Wisdom VI (IMO 9589803) allided with anchored bulk carrier Christina B (IMO 9304162) shortly after heaving anchor and begging to sail at Ahirkapi Anchorage in the Marmara Sea, Turkey, during the night of October 14th / 15th shortly after heaving anchor. Both ships suffered damage. There were reported to be breaches in superstructure area on the Christina B and dents at the foreship at the starboard side of the Amis Wisdom VI, which was en route from Constanta, Romania, to Aqaba, Jordan. The unloaded Christina B was expecting inspection prior to a grain trip to the Ukraine.

2011-built, Panama-flagged, 34,795 gt Amis Wisdom VI is owned by Saysiat Wisdom SA care of manager Wisdom Marine Lines SA of Taipei City, Taiwan. It is entered with Skuld (Skuld Hong Kong) on behalf of Wisdom Marine Lines SA. As of October 17th it was at anchor at Istanbul anchorage south.

2007-built. Liberia-flagged, 40,424 gt Christina B is owned by Christina Schiffahrts care of manager Johann MK Blumenthal of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Skuld (Skuld Hamburg) on behalf of MS “Christina”.  As of October 17th it was at Istanbul anchorage south.

Chemical/oil products tanker Kelsey 2 (IMO 9254214) capsized and sank during the morning of October 15th about 25nm south of Wuqui island, Kinmen County, in the Taiwan Strait. The tanker was en route from Hong Kong to Gunsan with 20 crew members on board. Although 19 were rescued, there was one fatality. The tanker was carrying a cargo of oil and chemicals totalling 7,500 tons and had reported water ingress in the engine room. The tanker had reduced speed and changed course, possibly going adrift, during the evening of October 14th.

2002-built, South Korea-flagged 5,328 gt Kelsey 2 is owned and managed by Wooshin Marine Co Ltd of Busan, South Korea. ISM manager is Eastern Tanker Co Ltd of Busan, South Korea. It is entered with Japan Club (Tokyo office in charge) on behalf of Wooshin Marine Co Ltd. No AIS since October 15th, when the vessel was in the East China Sea.

River cruiser Princess de Provence arrived in Deventer, Netherlands on October 12th and moored at the Pothoofd, close to the Wilhelmina Bridge. The ship will serve as a crisis emergency shelter for refugees for five months, until mid-March 2023. Meanwhile, preparations in and around the ship were in full swing.