Marine accident round-up : 20th January 2023

Japan Coastguard patrol ship Echigo (IMO 8800731) ran aground at around 06:35 local time on January 18th when it was off Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. The circumstances of the grounding were as yet unclear.

Tsugaru-class patrol ship ECHIGO, displacement 4037, commissioned 1990, complement 69, armament guns. As of January 19th the vessel remained aground.

1990-built, Japan-flagged, 3,133 gt Echigo is owned and managed by the Japan Government Coastguard.

The salvage of passenger/vehicle RoRo Satya Kencana III (IMO 8904563), which sank at the Panglima Utar Kumai Port, Kotawaringin Barat (Kobar) Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, on October 19th 2022, has been hampered by heavy currents. The vessel has been partially lifted, but the strong waves kept pushing it out of position, according to a report. Its location had also shifted by some 15-to-20 metres. Salvors were still trying to secure the ship.

1989-built, Indonesia-flagged, 2,825 gt Satya Kencana III is owned and managed by Dharma Lautan Utama Pt of Surabaya, Indonesia. No AIS since October 19th 2022.

A crew member was evacuated from LNG carrier Maria Energy (IMO 9659725) during the night of January 18th by Salvamento Marítimo SAR vessel Salvamar Enif and an SAR helicopter, off the southern Spanish port of Tarifa. The vessel was anchored in Banco del Hoyo at the time . The patient was transferred to the Hospital de Jerez.

2016-built, Liberia-flagged, 113,664 gt Maria Energy is owned by Canyon Trading Corp care of manager Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd (TEN Ltd) of Athens, Greece. ISM manager is HMM Ocean Service Co Ltd of Busan, South Korea. It is entered with UK Club (Area Group E2 – EMEA) on behalf of Canyon Trading Corp.