Marine accident round-up : 19th July 2022

WK Webster said on July 11th that it had received reports that bulk carrier Kharis Trinity (IMO 9470313) experienced a collapse of machinery loaded on deck whilst in a position west of Thalassery, India on July 7th. It was reported that the vessel later berthed at Kochi, India for inspection and reloading of cargo.

2010-built, South Korea-flagged, 17,018 gt Kharis Trinity is owned and managed by Kharis Shipping Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea. ISM manager is Korea Shipmanagers Co Ltd of Busan, South Korea. It is entered with Standard Club (Standard Asia) on behalf of Kharis Shipping Co Ltd. As of July 17th it was en route to Mumbai, ETA July 18th.

Cargo ship Gruaud Larose (IMO 9500807) was arrested at the outer anchorage of the port of Chittagong on July 7th as part of a litigation case. The ship had arrived in Chittagong on June 13th.

2011-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 33,042 gt Gruaud Larose is owned by Minsheng Zhi Yang Shanghai care of manager Ningbo Zrich Shipping Pte Ltd of Singapore. It is entered with Swedish Club (Asia Team) on behalf of Minsheng Zhi Yang (Shanghai) Shipping Leasing Comp.

General cargo ship Chang He (IMO 8865494) sank in the Indian Ocean off the coast of eastern Somalia on July 15th. The 12 crew members abandoned the ship, and tanker Hafnia Beijing (IMO 9856634) diverted from its Izmir to Cape Town route as part of the SAR operation.

1992-built, Sierra Leone-flagged, 1,994 gt Chang He is owned by Chang He Shipping Co Ltd care of manager Sea Joy Shipping Ltd of Hong Kong, China.

General cargo ship Viktoria B / Allertal (IMO 9313632) ran aground between Lynæs and Hundested during the afternoon of July 14th. The ship was en route from Sczcecin to Frederiksværk when it got stuck. No pollution was reported. A tug wasn ordered to the scene  to refloat the ship with the July 15th high tide. Snti-pollution ship Maria Miljoe went on standby near the grounding site.

2005-built, Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, 2,164 gt Viktoria B / Allertal is owned by Allertal Schiffahrts UG care of Reederei Heinz Corleis KG of Drochtersen, Germany. As of July 17th the vessel was moored at Fredericksvaerk

Bulk carrier Delta Pearl (IMO 9401831), en route from Tuzla to Kepez, allided with the pier on the port side during a berthing manoeuvre on June 15th. The hull was holed, cracked and a ballast tank heavily damaged above the water line. The stored ballast water leaked from the hole into sea. The vessel shifted from the pier to Karanlik liman anchorage, and dropped anchor. A class surveyor and H&M insurance expert carried out a damage survey. A shore-based repair team was appointed, in order to carry out repairs. Subsequently, a new set of class certificate was issued, and the Harbour Master granted berthing and loading permission. The vessel berthed at Kepez port on June 24th. The loading operation was completed on June 29th, and the ship left port towards Jacksonville with an ETA of July 20th.

2009-built, Bahamas-flagged, 29,829 gt Delta Pearl is owned by Delta Pearl Shipping Co Ltd care of manager SMT Shipping Cyprus Ltd of Limassol, Cyprus. ISM manager is SMT Shipping Poland SP Zoo of Sopot, Poland. It is entered with West of England (European Claims team) on behalf of Delta Pearl Shipping Co Ltd.