Marine accident round-up : 20th October 2022

Ferry Satya Kencana III (IMO 8904563) lost stability, developed a list and capsized in Kumai port, Southern Kalimantan, Indonesia, early on October 19th. A heavy truck rolled, the ship suddenly listed, and the truck added to the momentum to list. 289 passengers had left the ship before the unloading of vehicles started. The crew tried to right the ship by managing ballast, but the attempts failed. Tugs attempted to hold the ship upright by pulling, but failed. The crew abandoned ship, which then rotated to perpendicular to berth, capsized to the port side and sank, remaining partially above the water. As of October 19th it was stopped at the port of Kumai.

1989-built, Indonesia-flagged, 2,825 gt Satya Kencana III is owned and managed by Dharma Lautan Utama PT of Surabaya, Indonesia.

Cargo ship Aurelia (IMO 9121895) suffered a technical failure during its transit of the Canakkale Strait, Turkey, and moored at the Karanlik liman anchorage on October 17th, en route from Novorossiysk to Jeddah,. The crew commenced repairs, and the vessel remained stationary as of October 19th.

1998-built, Panama-flagged, 3,999 gt Aurelia is owned by Rosewhite Shipping SA care of Alesta Roro of Samsun, Turkey.

The US Coast Guard medevacked an injured crew member of bulk carrier Tai Star (IMO 9774460) on October 17th when it was 16 miles south of Galveston, Texas. USCG Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a medevac request at 19:00 local time from the captain of the bulk carrier, stating that a 20-year-old man had injured his hand at the Galveston Fairway Anchorage. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac. A USCG helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The patient was reportedly in stable condition. As of October 19th the vessel was at Houston Anchorage.

2016-built, Panama-flagged, 35,318 gt Tai Star is owned by Tai Shing Maritime Co SA care of manager Taiwan navigation Co Ltd of Taipei City, Taiwan. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of Tai Shing Maritime Co Sa.