Marine accident round-up : 19th June 2018

General cargo ship Sandettie (IMO 9214018) ran aground off Scheveningen at the South Beach during the evening of June 14th. The ship floated again on June 15th at 02:00, and then dropped anchor on Katwijk anchorage. 2004-built, Netherlands-flagged, 2,088 gt Sandettie is owned by Sandettie and managed by Wagenborg Shipping CV, both of Delfzjil, Netherlands. It is entered with UK P&I Club (Area Group London L3) on behalf of CV Scheepvaartonderneming Sandettie.

Three anchored vessels broke off their moorings at the dock of Dingpo Feng, Taiwan, and were beached by a storm off the coast of southern Kaohsiung during the evening of June 14th. Oil products tanker Shine Luck (IMO 9047128) and oil products tanker 19 Winner (IMO 8613190) grounded at the Linyan Garden and the Beidi Beach in Fengbitou. The 14 Indian crew members of 19 Winner were evacuated onto the shore with ropes. After 17 of the 18 Burmese and Indonesian crew were taken off the Shine Luck with a mobile crane, one crew member jumped overboard and swam ashore, fearing the ship’s imminent sinking. Both tankers had a cargo of fuel on board, and leaks were seen as a threat. A third ship, the Mariner Lauder, also broke loose, but was able to manoeuvre away from the rocks. 1992-built, Panama-flagged, 3,274 gt Shine Luck is owned and managed by Sino Marine Ltd of Hong Kong.

1986-built, 1,597 gt 19 Winner is owned and managed by Azer Enterprises Ltd of Batam, Indonesia.

The health of the 18 crew members on LPG tanker Maharshi Vamadeva (IMO 8814756), which has detained at Fujairah port in the UAE since June 2017, was said to be deteriorating. The vessel had been detained by Fujairah port authorities for alleged non-payment of dues by ship owner Varun Global. The crew members were said to have limited access to food and water and had not been paid their full wages. The present set of crew joined the vessel in February 2018 after the initial crew was evacuated. 1991-built, India-flagged, 34,974 gt Maharshi Vamadeva is owned by Varun Resources Ltd care of manager Varun Global Ltd of Mumbai, India.

A salvage team was working to reduce the number of crew needed on board chemical tanker Nu-shi Nalini (IMO 9619608) from 21 to seven. A Salvage agreement was reached with Resolve Salvage and Fire (India) to provide all necessary assistance to ensure crew safety and protection of environment and property. 2012-built, India-flagged, 11,246 gt Nu Shi Nalini is owned by Arya Ship Charterers Pvt Ltd care of manager Elektrans Shipping Pvt Ltd of Mumbai, India. It is entered with Navigators on behalf of Arya Ship Charterers Pvt Ltd and Gauri Ships Pvt Ltd. NOTE, as of February 8th 2018, Navigators transferred the management of its marine P&I business to Thomas Miller Specialty Underwriting Agency Limited (TMS).



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