Marine accident round-up : 20th July 2021

Genting Cruise Lines cancelled a cruise scheduled to depart Singapore on July 14th after a passenger on the World Dream (IMO 9733117) tested positive for Covid-19 during the night of July 13. The 40-year old passenger, who tested negative prior to boarding the vessel on July 11th, had been identified late on July 13th as being a close contact of a positive case ashore. Health authorities notified the ship which led to the immediate implementation of the company’s CruiseSafe protocols. The passenger was immediately isolated in the ship’s quarantine facilities and given a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which returned a positive result. Authorities said the passenger had been fully vaccinated and was asymptomatic. Three other people in the same travelling party as the passenger were also isolated. The ship docked in Singapore at the Marina Bay Cruise Terminal in the morning of July 14th, cutting short the cruise by several hours. As of July 19th the vessel was once again sailing, having departed Singapore during the evening of July 18th.

2017-built, Bahamas-flagged, 150,695 gt World Dream is owned by World Dream Ltd of Hamilton, Bermuda. It is managed by Genting Cruise Lines of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is entered with Swedish Club on behalf of World Dream Ltd.

The Master and three officers of container ship MSC Capucine R (IMO 9210086) were reported as arrested at Iskenderun, Turkey on July 10th in relation to alleged drug trafficking. The ship had 25 crew members on board and had arrived at Iskenderun from Mersin. It left Iskenderun on July 15th, bound for Izmir for further deployment in the Mediterranean service, trading between Turkey, Spain, Italy and Greece. Turkish law enforcement officers found 176 kilos of cocaine in 161 packages, hidden in a container. It was unclear why either the Master or any of the three officers could be suspected of having knowledge of illegal drugs being smuggled in a sealed container. As of July 19th the vessel was underway to Valencia, ETA July 21st.

2001-built, Liberia-flagged, 37,113 gt MSC Capucine R is owned by Malvern Shipping Ltd IOM care of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co of Geneva, Switzerland. ISM manager is MSC Shipmanagent Ltd of Limassol, Cyprus. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (European Syndicate) on behalf of Malvern Shipping Ltd.

A port crane fell onto deck cargo ship Reyd 4 (IMO 9827798) at the port of Shakhtersk during loading operations during the evening of July 12th. The vessel was not seriously damaged, and the crane was promptly raised . However, a few minutes later the crane fell again onto the vessel. No injuries were reported. As of July 19th the vessel remained at Shakhtersk Anchorage.

2017-built, Russia-flagged, 481 gt Reyd-4 is owned and managed by CSPS LLC of Shakhtyorsk, Uglegorskiy rayon, Sakhalinskaya oblast, Russia. It is entered with AMT Insurance.

Cargo ship T Moon (IMO 8917417) allided with the rocky islet Avgo, south of Kithira on July 12th, due to a damaged rudder. The vessel, en route from Split to Rethymnon with 12 crew members on board, was able to reach the port of Rethymnon, accompanied by a Greek coast guard vessel. During an inspection by the port authority and a private diver, damage was found to the bow and the hull, including a four metres long breach in the transverse axis amidships. There was no pollution or injury reported. The Rethymnon Port Authority detained the vessel in port until the damage was repaired and a class maintenance certificate issued. As of July 19th the ship remained stationary in Rethymno Anchorage..

1994-built, Panama-flagged, 2,988 gt T-Moon is owned by TK International Corp care of manager Majoris Trading Ltd of Istanbul, Turkey.