Marine accident round-up : 1st July 2022

Fishing boat Pacific Sounder (IMO 7005877) ran aground on the western shore of Unimak Island between Unalaska and the Alaska Peninsula during the morning of June 17th, with four crew members on board. The vessel issued a mayday call at 10.43 a.m. The Polar Sea headed to the scene and found the crew unharmed. The vessel owner has hired Resolve Marine for the recovery. The ship has 21,000 gallons fuel on board which will have to be extracted first. A US Coast Guard helicopter did not observe any pollution during a June 26th flyover. Resolve Marine said that the Pacific Sounder was “too stuck” for them to be able to tow it. It will instead have to be scuttled. According to a report.

1969-built, USA-flagged, 229 gt Pacific Sounder is owned and managed by Lone Larsen LLC of Seattle, Washington State, USA. No AIS since late May, when the vessel was listed as stopped of Unalaska Island in the Aleutians, far south-west Alaska.

Passenger/vehicle RoRo KMP Nusa Dua (IMO 8314706) ran aground in the Bali Strait off Gilimanuk Port, western Bali, Indonesia, at around 04:10 local time on June 26th while approaching Gilimanuk. There were about 160 passengers on board, all of whom reportedly were evacuated and transferred to Gilimanuk, with no injuries reported. Engine failure and high waves were believed to be the cause of grounding.

1982-built, Indonesia-flagged, 536 gt Nusa Dua is owned and managed by Putera Master Sarana Lines of Jakarta, Indonesia. As of June 28th it was listed as “Stopped” at the port of Ketapang.

1982-built, Indonesia-flagged, 536 gt Nusa Dua is owned and managed by Putera Master Sarana Lines of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Filipino Inter-island ferry Mama Mary Chloe suffered an outbreak of fire at around 13:00 local time on June 26th when it was off Leyte island, Philippines, while en route from Ubay town to Bato town, Leyte. There were 157 passengers and eight crew on board. The ferry was either seriously damaged or destroyed by the fire, according to reports. All but two people were rescued, with one confirmed dead and one still missing. No other details available about this vessel.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency MMEA detained dredgers Inai Terasek (IMO 9519547) and Inai Kenanga (IMO 9568782) on June 27th, the former for allegedly illegally anchoring as the Captain had failed to present documents requesting permission to anchor. And the latter for anchoring without permission. Both vessels were moored approximately half a nautical mile east of Pantai Acheh.

2008-built, Malaysia-flagged, 494 gt water injection dredger Inai Tersek is owned and managed by Inai Kiara SDN Bhd of Selangor, Malaysia. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Inai Kiara Sdn Bhd. As of June 30th the vessel was at Port Klang, Malaysia.

2016-built, Malaysia-flagged, 33,896 gt hopper dredger Inai Kenanga is owned and managed by Inai Kiara Sdn Bhd. As of June 30th the vessel was at anchor at Port Klang.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has detained LPG tanker DL Zinnia (IMO 9368936), along with its 16 crew members, for allegedly anchoring illegally about 14.5nm northeast of Tanjung Penawar on June 27th. The vessel was en route from Gresik, Indonesia, to Pengerang, Malaysia. The captain and one crew member were taken to the Tanjung Sedili Maritime Zone for further investigation. As of June 30th the ship remained moored in the region.

2008-built, Liberia-flagged, 4,488 gt DL Zinnia is owned by DA Zinnia 1 SA of Monrovia, Liberia. It is managed by Dong-A Tanker Corp of Busan, South Korea. ISM manager is NDSM Co Ltd of Busan, South Korea. It is entered with Britannia (IG Group search listing result).