Marine accident round-up : 1st September 2022

Divers carried out an underwater inspection of cargo ship Yalikoy (IMO 9166510), which ran aground off Gelibolu, northern Dardanelles, Turkey, on August 27th while entering the Strait in a southerly direction. A salvage plan was prepared by the appointed salvage master. The vessel was refloated during the afternoon of August 28th and shifted to anchorage. The divers will carry out a re-inspection of the underwater section under supervision of a class surveyor in order to ascertain the extent of damages on the bottom. As of August 30th the vessel was at anchor at Amfilochia, Greece, where it arrived on August 27th. The ship was en route from Ukraine to Greece, carrying grain or wheat.

1999-built, St Vincent & Grenadines-flagged, 2,950 gt is owned by Black Sea Shipping Trading Ltd care of manager White Seagull Shipping Ltd of Mersin, Turkey. It is entered with West of England Club (Eastern Claims Team) on behalf of Black Sea Trading Inc.

A Turkish Open Form salvage agreement has reportedly been signed between general cargo ship Mona (IMO 9101534) and Coastal Safety. Subsequently divers carried out underwater inspections. During the night of August 25th the Mona, which was en route from Ashdod to Akçansa, ran aground in the Dardanelles while approaching its port of destination. After a salvage plan was prepared by the appointed salvage master, the vessel was refloated during the afternoon of August 28th and taken to anchorage nearby. The divers will carry out a reinspection of the underwater section under supervision of a class surveyor in order to ascertain the extent of damages. As of August 31st the vessel remained stationary at Akcansa anchorage.

1995-built, Malta-flagged, 4,783 gt Mona is owned by Anomis Navigation Ltd care of Kamer Marine Denizcilik of Istanbul, Turkey.

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Oil products tanker Tiara (IMO 9267948) has been seized near Al Hudaydah port by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni civil war. That brought to four the number of tankers seized. As of August 27th the other three ships carrying fuel of the Yemeni Oil Company were still being detained.. No AIS since August 25th, when the vessel was en route from Djibouti (left August 25th) to Hudaydah (ETA August 27th).

2003-built, Panama-flagged, 28,144 gt Tiara is owned by New Horizon Maritime Co SA care of manager Manarat Alkhaleej Marine Services FZE of Sharjah, UAE. It is entered with American Club on behalf of Manarat Alkhaleej Marine Services FZE.

A 51-year-old crew member of passenger/Vehicle RoRo Prevelis (IMO 8020927) died on August 28th despite receiving medical attention on board. The Port Authority of Kasos was informed at noon that attempts were made to resuscitate the man and provide first aid by a doctor who was among the passengers. After the ferry docked the patient was transported by ambulance to the Kasu hospital, but he was declared dead on arrival. The Port Authority of Kasos, which conducted the preliminary investigation, ordered an autopsy to be carried out at the Forensic Service of Crete.

As of August 31st the vessel was underway from Karpathos, Greece, to Kasos, Greece, ETA August 31st.

1980-built, Greece-flagged, 9,851 gt Prevelis is owned and managed by Anek Lines SA of Chania, Greece. It is entered with UK Club on behalf of Anonimi Naftiliaki Eteria Kritis AE.