Marine accident round-up : 20th June 2022

Danish Police said that they had found large amounts of hashish on board fishing factory ship Avataq (IMO 9829708). A visit by the Danish Customs after the trawler called at Frederikshavn on May 17th revealed a small amount of hashish on board. The police were called, whose sniffer dogs found 23 kilos of hashish stored on the ship. No charges have been brought against any of the 22 crew members. The Avataq left Frederikshavn, Denmark, on May 31st and set course for Torshavn, Faroe Islands, with an ETA as of June 16th.

2019-built, Denmark flagged, 5,505 gt Avataq is owned and managed by Royal Greenland AS. As of June 18th the vessel was en route from Torshavn, Faeroes, to fishing grounds.

Fishing vessel Ocean’s Star (IMO 7905120) was beached by a heavy swell on Oquendo beach, Callao, Peru, on June 14th. The ship had been laid up for some time. Two watchmen on board were reported as rescued.

1980-built, St Kitts and Nevis-flagged, 906 gt Ocean’s Star (named “Success” on Equasis, renamed from Ocean’s Star on Nov 1st 2017)) is owned by Success Enterprises Intl LLC care of Sea Traffic Ltd of Kherson, Ukraine. For the past few years it has been located on the west coast of South America.