Marine accident round-up : 20th November 2023

General cargo ship Acadia Desgagnes (IMO 9651541) suffered a failure of its main engine on November 10th, causing a loss of propulsion, when in the Canal de la Rive-Sud, Quebec. The vessel was anchored to avoid grounding. Repairs were undertaken and the vessel proceeded to a wharf at Cote Sainte-Catherine, Quebec, for further assessments.

2013-built, Canada-flagged, 7,875 gt Acadia Desgagnes is owned and managed by Desgagnes Transport Inc of Quebec, Canada. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Transport Desgagnes Inc. As of November 18th it was underway from Montreal to Long Pond, Canada, ETA November 18th.

Fishing trawler Ergun Basaran (IMO 8685882) suffered an explosion and subsequent fire in the engine room while moored at Nouadhibou, Mauritania on November 14th. The duty engine crew member reportedly died as a result, while another crew member was seriously injured. The crew conducted fire extinguishing operations, eventually controlling and extinguishing the fire. The extent of damage and the cause of the fire remained unknown at this stage. A detailed technical inspection was scheduled to be carried out by a class surveyor together with the owner’s representatives.

2005-built, Turkiye-flagged, 406 gt Ergun Basaran is owned and managed by Basaran Denizcilik of Istanbul, Turkiye. The vessel left the Mediterranean during the first half of 2022 and has been plying its trade off West Africa since then.