Marine accident round-up : 20th May 2022

A vessel has been attacked 34nm southwest of Yemen’s Hodeidah, the UK Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO) reported on May 19th, stating that an investigation was underway. UK-based maritime security company Ambrey Intelligence said the incident involved a sailing vessel that managed to escape an attempted boarding from occupants of skiffs, and that the crew has been reported safe. It said the vessel was “likely Hong Kong-flagged”. A US Navy’s Fifth Fleet spokesperson told Reuters that the navy was aware of an incident in the Red Sea.

Bulk carrier Pride (IMO 9480277) suffered a technical failure in the Istanbul Strait on May 13th while en route from Icdas, Turkey to Tuapse, Black Sea, Russia. The vessel dropped anchor and the crew commenced repairs. As of May 19th the vessel was at anchor off the south side of Istanbul.

2008-built, Liberia-flagged, 10,784 gt Pride is owned by Palamut Shipping Inc care of Statu Chartering & Shipping Agency Ltd of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with West of England (Eastern Claims Team) on behalf of Palamut Shipping Inc.

Passenger Ship Sirimau (IMO 8915641) which had been stuck in Ile Ape waters off Indonesia, with 784 passengers and 55 crew members on board on shoals for two days, was refloated with the high tide by a tug of shipping company PT Pelni on May 19th. The ship was heading for the nearest port of Lewoleba, Indonesia, south of the archipelago, for security checks before resuming its journey to Maumere on the island of Flores, Indonesia. The Sirimau had ran aground on a rock when being about to sail from Lewoleba Seaport to Lorens Say Maumere Seaport. The ship could not be evacuated immediately because the sea water was still receding as of the morning of May 18th. No AIS since May 13th.

1991-built, Indonesia-flagged, 6,022 gt Sirimau is owned and managed by Pelni of Jakarta, Indonesia.

General cargo ship Volgo Balt 203 (IMO 8841620) was in collision with towed barge Saratov 2529 on the Volga river on May 17th. The cargo vessel suffered a small hole and dents at the port side above the waterline. No water ingress nor pollution were reported. Investigators of the prosecutor’s office initiated a check, based on the results of which a decision was to be made on further procedural measures.

1977-built, Russia-flagged, 2,516 gt Volgo-Balt 203 is owned and managed by Victoria of Moscow, Russia.