Marine accident round-up : 19th September 2018

Two port workers suffocated in a cargo hold of wood chips carrier Uni Fortune (IMO 9011193), which was docked at Quy Nhon port, during the morning of September 16th. They fainted and fell down into the hold amd it was too dangerous for other workers to go down to assist. Both workers were recovered by rescuers about an hour after th alert was raised, but were found to be dead. 1991-buiilt, Panama-flagged, 39,721 gt Uni Fortune is owned by Uniwell Nav Development Ltd care of manager by HW Ship management Co of Hong Kong. It is entered with West of England (Claims Contact Hong Kong) on behalf of Uniwell Nav Development Ltd.

Passenger/cargo RoRo Satria Pratama (IMO 6502725) ran aground near Hellen Island, Mars Takong, Indonesia during the morning of September 18th. The Batam SAR immediately responded with a RIB which arrived on site within half an hour. It was planned to refloat the ship with the high tide. Two hours later the passengers were taken off by the Lagoi Ekspres and taken to Punggur Port. The ferry had on board 50 passengers, 19 crew members and 31 vehicles. 1964-built, Indonesia-flagged, 1.026 gt Satria Pratama is owned and managed by Prima Vista PT os Surabaya, Indonesia. ISM manager is Jembatan Nusantara PT of the same address.

General cargo ship Taimyr (IMO 8821797), carrying a cargo of 2,916 tons of crushed stone, allided with the lower main gates while entering the sluice-gate No.2 at the Belousovskiy hydroelectric complex, at kilometre mark 869 on the Volgo-Balt Canal, on September 15th. A 27-metre section of the gate’s timber fender measuring 100mmx50mm and 200mmx200mm needed to be replaced. The vessel was not damaged. 1990-built, Russia-flagged, 7,949 gt Taimyr is owned and managed by TK Nord Project LLC of Arkhangelsk, Russia. It is entered with Hydor AS.

General cargo ship Fame (IMO 6609901) contacted bottom and sustained a hole with ensuing water ingress early on September 16th in The Minch strait south of Tarbert, Harris, Western Isles of Scotland. The ship was secured at Tarbert and the water ingress was taken under control with the help of Stornoway lifeboat, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Coastguard Rescue Teams and a fish farm support boat. On September 18th she was still at Tarbert. 1996-built. Norway-flagged, 549 gt Fame is owned and managed by Sandgrevstur P/F of Fuglafjordur, Faeroe Islands.