Marine accident round-up : 20th September 2018

The wreck removal of Gulfem Kalkavan (IMO 7721873) was completed on September 13th. All related vessel records have been closed and the vessel’s status has been changed to dead by the maritime authority. 1979-built, Turkey-flagged, 1,783 gt Gulfem Kalkavan was owned and managed by Anka Denizcilik Turizm of Istanbul, Turkey.

Passenger/Cargo RoRo Champion Jet 2 (IMO 9135896) suffered damage to her port propeller while preparing to depart from the port of Thira, Greece, on September 15th. The vessel, which was on her scheduled service from Iraklion to Rethimnon, Thira, Naxos, Mykonos and Piraeus with 898 passengers on board, remained sidelined at Thira. The Port Authority detained the ferry until the propeller was repaired and a class maintenance certificate was issued. The 898 passengers on board the vessel were disembarked and travelled to their destinations on Champion Jet 1. 1996-built, Cyprus-flagged, 5,005 gt Champion Jet 2 is owned by High Speed Jet Ltd care of Seajets Catamaran of Piraeus, Greece. It is managed by Sea Jets Maritime of Piraeus, Greece.