Marine accident round up : 1st December 2020

MS Amlin is to cut its Lloyd’s hull book by 30% in 2021, marking a further reshaping of MS Amlin’s marine appetite, reports Insurance Insider. Ms Amlin Marine is headed by Laurence Humberstone. It covers hull, cargo, liability, P&I, Specie and yacht. Product group lead for hull is Rene van de Wiel, who is based in Rotterdam.

Ultra-large ore carrier NSU Carajás (IMO 9827865) allided with two berthed ships at pier 3 of the Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal in São Luis, north-eastern Brazil, while manoeuvring to its berth at pier 4 during the afternoon of November 28th. All three ships were damaged. The other two vessels were bulk carrier Star Janni (IMO 9505833), which was hit at it port side aft and severely damaged, and bulk carrier Korona D (IMO 9476836). All three vessels were taken to the Itaqui anchorage and moored 25 miles off the coast for inspections.

A photo of the Star Janni hinted that the incident was serious

2019-built, Liberia-flagged, 197,453 gt NSU Carajas is owned by Rosso Line SA care of manager NS United Kaiun Kaisha Ltd of Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. It is entered with Japan Club (Tokyo Office in charge) on behalf of Rosso Line SA.

2011-built, Liberia-flagged, 93,216 gt Korona D is owned by Cove Haven Seaways Inc care od manager Marmaras Navigation of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Gard P&I on behalf of Core Haven Seaways Inc.

2010-built, Liberia-flagged, 93,186 gt Star Janni is owned by Star Regg II LLC care of manager Starbulk SA of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Britannia Club on behalf of Star Regg II LLC.

Vehicle carrier Grande Europa (IMO 9138381) suffered a fire in the engine room in while 5.5 miles off Dungeness Point, UK, early on November 29th while en route from Antwerp, Belgium, to Southampton, UK, with a crew of 27 and 2,153 vehicles on board. The vessel was not under command and without power. It had no ECDIS and GPS. The vessel had radar and was assessing if its anchor could be dropped. The vessel was situated in the southwest bound lane of the Dover Traffic Separation Scheme near the CS3 buoy. The fire was extinguished and the vessel dropped its starboard anchor. The damage was being assessed. Tug Multratug 29 (IMO 9795816) was deployed from Flushing to tow the vessel to its port of destination. Due to the disabled winch, the anchor had to be cut and was marked with two large blue plastic drums. The Dover and Solent Coastguard were monitoring the transit of the vessel, arrived in Southampton during the early evening of November 30th, still Not Under Command.

1998-built, Italy-flagged, 51714 gt Grande Europa is owned and ISM manager by Grimaldi Euromed SpA, and managed by Grimaldi Group SpA, of Naples, Italy. It is entered with Standard Club (European Division) on behalf of Grimaldi Euromed SpA.

Container ship Al Muraykh (IMO 9708863) ran aground near Al Ismailiya while transiting the Suez Canal in a southern direction on October 26th. She lost power and grounded in the southbound traffic lanes. Nine other southbound vessels were caught behind the ship. The northbound convoy was also suspended.

The Suez Canal Authority dispatched assistance tugs to the stranded vessel. Five hours later the vessel was refloated and moved to an anchorage in the Bitter Lakes for inspections. Suez Canal traffic resumed. The Al Muraykh later resumed its voyage from Coryton towards Suez.

2015-built, Malta-flagged, 195,636 gt Al Muraykh is owned by Al Muraykh Ltd care of manager United Arab Shipping Co of Dubai, UAE. Operator is Hapag Lloyd. It is entered with Gard P&I on behalf of United Arab Shipping Co Ltd. It is entered with AGCS on behalf of Hapag-Lloyd, with Gard AS having a subscription position.