Marine accident round-up : 20th July 2018

UK War Risks Club said it had been advised of an unexploded bomb or mine presenting a hazard off the Chinese port of Lianyungang at reported position 34°54′04.8″N, 120°14′00″E . “Members should check with local authorities and other sources for navigational warnings and updates on the situation.”

Cement carrier Raysut II (IMO 8317332)  has been reported a total loss by Raysut Cement Company. Salvage services had been rendered to the vessel by SMIT Salvage BV under LOF 2011 after its grounding at Fazayah Beach, 18 miles West of Salalah, Dhofar, on May 26th. SCOPIC was invoked. 1984-built, Panama-flagged, 10,880 gt Raysut II is owned by Raysea Navigation SA care of manager Raysut Cement Co of Dhofar, Oman. ISM manager is Seven Seas Shipping & Trading of Cairo, Egypt. It is entered with British Marine on behalf of Raybulk Navigation Inc.

LPG tanker Pazifik (IMO 9293430) ran aground in the Lesser Sunda Strait, Indonesia between the islands Pulau Sangeang and Pulau Banta early on July 9th. The tanker was en route from Luwuk and passing the Strait in southern direction. It was refloated early on July 14th and towed to eastern Pulau Sumbawa island, where it was moored at Sape anchorage. 2005-built, Gibraltar-flagged, 35,853 gt Pazifik is owned by PolarPacific Gmbh & co KG care of manager Laeisz Reederei of Rostock, Germany. It is entered with Gard P&I (Bermuda) on behalf of PolarPacific GmbH. It is entered for Hull & Machinery (as “Pacific”) with Norwegian Hull Club.

The Suez Canal Authorities reportedly arrested the Panamax Alexander, Aeneas, Sakizaya Kalon and Osios David on July 17th regarding fees for tugs, damaged buoys, refloating and damages to maritime route, following a multi-vessel shunt after Aeneas ran aground while transiting the Canal southbound. The arrested vessels have been towed to Bitter Lakes (See yesterday’s IMN for full details on the ships’ owners and insurers).

Fishing vessel Finval (IMO 8139089) became disabled when its trawl nets got entangled in its propeller steering group complex in the Bering Sea during the morning of July 10th. The vessel anchored and the crew unsuccessfully attempted to clear the nets. The shipowner arranged for Finval to be towed by a Russian reefer to nearest port to clear the nets. During the initial attempts to clear the nets, a crew member fell overboard and went missing. 1983-built, Russia-flagged, 837 gt Finval is owned and managed by Polaris Co Ltd of Kamchatskiy kray, Russia.

General cargo ship Sozopol 1 (IMO 8301840) suffered a structural failure at Gebze, Turkey, during an unloading of steel scrap on July 9th. Repairs were to be carried out by the stevedore duty teams upon completion of discharge. The vessel remained stationary at Tavsancil on July 11th. 1982-built, Sierra Leone-flagged, 2,453 gt Sozopol-1 is owned by Nautilus Metal Trade & Demo care of manager Valmar Oil Ltd of Bourgas, Builgaria.

Passenger/Cargo RoRo Sianan Nonghyub Ferry No 7 (IMO 9204154) allided with a pier at Shinan in the South Jeolla Province, South Korea, during the morning of July 7th. There were 94 people on board, including passengers and crew and loaded with vehicles, About 40 passengers were slightly injured. The ship sustained some damage but managed to sail on to Mokpo under her own power. 1998-built, South Korea-flagged, 216 gt Sianan Nonghyub Ferry No. 7 is owned and managed by Sinan Agricultural Co-op of Amtae-myeon, Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea.

Landing craft Trisna Dwitya (IMO 7397294) ran aground about 300 metres from the port of Gilimanuk in Indonesia during the evening of July 14th. The ferry was swept towards shallow waters by strong waves as it was approaching the port. All of the passengers were safely evacuated. Attempts to refloat the vessel were unsuccessful due to the low tide. 1975-built, Indonesia-flagged, 876 gt Trisna Dwitya is owned and managed by Lintas Sarana Nusantara of Surabaya, Indonesia.

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