Marine accident round-up : 20th July 2022

A fire broke out on board passenger/vehicle RoRo Nusa Penida (IMO 8328317) during the afternoon of July 16th while it was docked at Dukuh Raya Port, western Lombok, Indonesia. The people who were on board fled onto the pier via an already lowered ramp. No injuries were reported. There were no passengers on board as the ferry was undergoing repairs at Dukuh Raya. The fire was extinguished the same evening. Officers explored the vessel and found a dead body, badly burnt. The West Lombok police opened an investigation and interviewed potential witnesses. The cause of the incident was not known, although some reports blamed sparks that came from the welding process during docking for maintenance at the port of Dukuh Raya in Teluk Waru.

1983-built, Indonesia-flagged, 649 gt Nusa Peinda is owned and managed by Putera Master Sarana Lines of Jakarta, Indonesia.

During the fire aboard tankship Ahmet Telli (IMO 9035292) in Temryuk, Russia, a duty deck officer was injured and transferred from the vessel to hospital. After the local fire brigade teams had extinguished the fire, the cooling operation was made by shore and sea side. The local authority has placed an incident investigation file. The vessel shifted from the pier to anchorage for safety reasons. No pollution was reported. Class surveyors and H&M insurance experts were appointed to carry out further investigations. Following the inspections, it was found that the cargo spaces, storage tanks, deck and other locations were not affected by the fire. The vessel’s departure permission was cancelled by the Harbour Master, until submission of the class surveyor’s technical report.

1994-built, Turkey-flagged, 4,065 gt Ahmet Telli is owned and managed by Gemiciler Denizcilik Sanayi of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with West of England (Eastern Claims team) on behalf of Gemiciler Denizcilik Sanayi.

Chemical tanker Zengo Leader (IMO 9054042) was detained northeast of Tanjung Penawar, Malaysia, on July 10th. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency detained the vessel for allegedly anchoring without permission.

1992-built, Malaysia-flagged, 567 gt Zengo Leader is reported as sold to an undisclosed interest. As of July 18th it was listed as entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Zengo Corporation Sdn Bhd.

Cargo ship Jin Hai Zheng (IMO 9590993) was arrested on July 13th on the order of the High Court in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The vessel was offloading imported cargo at berth J/4. It had arrived on June 15th, berthed on July 5 and was shifted to the outer anchorage of Chittagong on July 14th. As of July 19th the vessel was underway from Chittagong to Singapore, ETA July 24th,

2011-built, China-flagged, 29,255 gt Jin Hai Zheng is owned and managed by Fujian Shipping Co of Fujian, China. ISM manager is Fusco Zhongping Ship Management Co of Fujian, China. It is entered with UK Club on behalf of Fujian Shipping Co.

Tankship Capricorn (IMO 9186455) was detained east of Tanjung Sedili Kechil on July 8th by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, for allegedly anchoring without permission. As of July 15th the ship remained at Pengerang Anchorage.

1998-built, Thailand-flagged, 2,752 gt Capricorn is owned by Siam Marine Line Co Ltd of Bangkok, Thailand. It is managed by Thai Tankers Co Ltd of Bangkok, Thailand.