Marine accident round-up : 19th November 2020

Crude oil tanker Ephesos (IMO 9607423) has been granted permission to sail after its accident with a fishing boat on November 11th, Ephesos heaved anchor on November 15th. The technical part of the inspection has been completed by attending surveyors, and the initial part of the legal investigation has also been completed by the public prosecutor and Harbour master. The vessel was headed for Gibraltar with an ETA of November 21st. The Ephesos collided with a Turkish fishing boat south of Karatas, Adana Province, eastern Med, shortly after leaving Ceyhan Oil Terminal, causing the fishing boat to capsize, leading to the deaths of the five fishermen on board.

2012-built, Greece-flagged, 84,850 gt Ephesos is owned by Elia Navigation care of manager Andriaki Shipping Co of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Gard P&I Club on behalf of Torlitis Navigation Ltd. It is entered for H&M with Gard AS on behalf of NJ Goulandris Maritime Inc.

The lawsuit filed against the owner of crude oil tanker Sola TS (IMO 9724350) which was scheduled to take place in September 2020, has been postponed until March 2021, to give the involved parties more time to prepare for the case. On November 8th 2018 the Greek Aframax tanker was in collision with the Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad near the Sture terminal in the North Sea north of Bergen, Norway. (IMO November 9th 2018). The laden tanker had left Sture Terminal shortly before the collision. 2017-built, Malta-flagged, 62,557 gt Sola TS is owned by Twitt Navigation care of manager Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd (TEN Ltd) of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Britannia Club on behalf of Twitt Navigation Ltd.

Bulk carrier Tiziana (IMO 9744764) requested the urgent medical evacuation of a crew member on November 14th when the vessel was 33 miles from the Spanish coast. He had suffered an open leg fracture. The MRCC in Palma mobilized a Helimer 205 SAR helicopter of Salvamento Marítimo, which dropped off a rescue swimmer who assisted the hoisting the wounded crew member into the helicopter. He was taken directly to the Son Espases hospital. 2016-built, Malta-flagged, 22,457 gt Tiziana is owned by MB Tiziana Shipping Ltd care of manager Transship Bulk of Odessa, Ukraine. It is entered with Skuld (Business unit Skuld Oslo 2) on behalf of MB Tiziana Shipping Ltd.

Luxury yacht Just Mine reported a fire on board and requested assistance on November 13th when it was 1nm off Bouka, Aigio, Gulf of Corinth, Greece. The yacht was quickly engulfed in flames. Two crew on board were evacuated, and the yacht burned out and sank. The Filippeti built 2008-built 4-cabin Yacht was being delivered from Turkey to its owner in Italy after a refit in Turkey. She was listed “for sale” recently, with a price tag of €1.15m  The vessel has a length of 23 metres, 61 gt, built in 2008, and sailing under a Jersey flag.

Coastal tanker MTKR Bulusan 2 (IMO 5000188) drifted onto Navotas City dam, Manila, during a recent typhoon on the morning of November 12th. The tanker was removed from the dam and taken to Manila Bay anchorage on November 13th.

Abandoned general cargo ship Peter Roenna (IMO 9198628), anchored in Manila Bay since at least late 2018, dragged anchor and drifted onto an embankment in Pasay City, Manila, during the passage of a typhoon on November 12th. There were no crew or watch team on board at the time.  2002-built, previously Gibraltar-flagged, 3,194 gt Peter Ronna (unknown owner).