Marine accident round-up : 19th May 2021

Ro-ro cargo ship Tropic Tide (IMO 9039028) was in allision with landing craft Lawrence Major during the morning of May 15th. The latter was moored alongside a floating dry-dock undergoing maintenance and repairs at the Suriname Drydock and Shipbuilding Shipyard in Paramaribo. Tropic Tide was en route from Georgetown while approaching a berth at the port of Paramaribo. The accident was reported to have been caused by a miscalculation of the turn of the tide in the river bend. The impact caused the moored vessel top move forward, hitting a barge in front of it, which in turn hit another vessel  in the area of the Dr Jules Sedney Haven. Crew members and shipyard workers who were undertaking maintenance repairs at the time were able to evacuate the vessel before the collision occurred. Injuries to crewmembers were limited to minor cuts and bruises. The Tropic Tide suffered damage to its starboard side plating of its bow and remained stationary in port as of May 17th.

The HMBS Lawrence Major sustained structural damage to its superstructure portside upper deck railing, stairway and bow area. An extensive damage assessment will be done by the Damen Shipyard Group.

An investigation into the accident is being conducted by the local Suriname police in collaboration with the owners and shipping agents of the MV Tropic Tide, Suriname Shipyard, Damen Shipyard Group representatives and the insurers of both vessels.

1993-built, St Vincent & Grenadines-flagged, 6,536 gt Tropic Tide is owned and ISM managed by Tropical Shipping/Construction of Riviera beach, Florida, USA. It is managed by Tropical Shipping Co Ltd. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Americas Division) on behalf of Tropical Shipping and Construction Company Ltd, LLC.

2015-built, Bahamas-flagged, 827 gt Lawrence Major is owned and managed by the Bahamas Government Defence Force of Nassau, Bahamas.

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Bulk carrier SE Cardi (IMO 9846316) had a bottom touch during unmooring operations from Pier C of the port of Montevideo on April 24th, being fully loaded with 36,000 tons logs and bound for Sanshui. The vessel was subsequently shifted to the service area at Punta del Este and moored in position where an underwater inspection was carried out on April 26th. This revealed a misaligned rudder on the starboard side. As of May 18th the ship was at anchor off Recalada.

2019-built, Panama-flagged, 23,232 gt SE Cardi is owned by SE Peace Corp care of manager Sincere Industrial Corp of Taipei City, Taiwan. It is entered with UK Club on behalf of SE Peace Corp.

Container ship Newyorker (IMO 9209104) suffered an engine failure while entering the Dardanelles, Turkey, from the Marmara Sea during the afternoon of May 16th. The vessel was taken to Sevketiye Anchorage, Marmara Sea, where it remained at anchor as of May 17th. The ship was en route from Istanbul to Algeciras, understood after repairs.

2001-built, Panama-flagged, 25,294 gt Newyorker is owned by Athena Marine LLC care of manager ConChart Commercial Inc of Athens, Greece. ISM manager is Technomar Shipping Inc-Lib of Athens, Greece. It is entered with UK Club on behalf of Athena Marine LLC.