Marine accident round-up : 21st August 2018

General cargo ship Darwin (IMO 8407228) ran aground in the late afternoon of August 18th off Årø in southern Lillebælt, Denmark. The Danish Navy Home Guard sent a ship to the site, but there were no reports of pollution. They issued a ban on sailing. No attempt will be made to pull the coaster off before divers have examined the hull for possible damage. The ship became stuck very close to a fish farm while it was en route from Hamburg, Germany, to Kolding, Denmark. The ship was scheduled to arrive at Kolding late on August 18th. There was no suspicion of drinking at the helm. 1984-built, Antigua & Barbuda-flagged, 1,298 gt Darwin is owned by Darwin Schiffahrts care of manager LoGe Shipmanagement GmbH of Haren (Elms), Germany. It is entered with Hanseatic.

After arrival in the Port of Richards Bay, Natal, South Africa on August 11th, bulk carrier Crimson Knight (IMO 9638836) was damaged in an allision at berth at the local Dry Bulk terminal. Due to strong south-westerly winds another ship was blown into the bulk carrier. The ship suffered considerable damage to the hull, above the waterline. As of August 20th the ship was still berthed in the port. 2013-built, Singapore-flagged, 33,193 gt Crimson Knight is owned and managed by MMSL Pte Ltd of Singapore. ISM manager is Executive ShipManagement of Singapore. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of MMSL Pte Ltd.

General cargo ship Anouk (IMO 9196266) suffered a hole in the outer shell plating of her ballast tank on August 14th while in the port of Liepaja. A shore crane jib broke and fell onto the hull thereby causing the damage. No pollution was reported, and the vessel was repaired in Liepaja. She left port on August 17th and berthed in Riga on August 17th. 2000-built, Germany-flagged, 2,316 gt Anouk is owned by ATR Schiffahrt GmbH and managed by ATR Landhandel GmbH of Husum, Nordsee, Germany. It is entered with Hanseatic.

Passenger/cargo RoRo Andros Jet (IMO 9150987) ran aground in Gavrio upon Andros island during the morning of August 17th, while manoeuvring in port. Her 46 passengers were taken to Gavrio by two patrol boats and three private boats. The ferry, with a crew of 27 on board, was to be surveyed by divers prior to refloating. The ship was en route from Gavrio to Trios/Syros. It was the second incident involving Andros Jet this month. An object became entangled in the port side hydro-propeller of the high-speed passenger/cargo RoRo Andros Jet (IMO 9150987) in Naxos on August 7th, causing damage to the turbine. 1997-built, Cyprus-flagged, 2,695 gt Andros Jet is owned by Virosia Co Ltd care of manager Sea Jets Maritime Co of Athens, Greece. It is entered with American Club on behalf of Virosia Co Ltd

Bulk carrier Trang An 05 (IMO 9282077) was reported as arrested in Chittagong on August 13th on the orders of a local High Court in Chittagong. The vessel was scheduled to leave the port on August 20th. Meanwhile, bulk carrier Calix (IMO 9219458) was also reported as arrested by order of the local High Court on August 13th. Calix had arrived with 44.900 tonnes of stones on August 8th. 2002-built, Vietnam-flagged, 8,310 gt Trang An 05 is owned and managed by Duong Giang Co Ltd of Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam. 2000-built, Panama-flagged, 27,011 gt Calix is owned by Fineview Maritime SA care of manager Star Pacific Line Pte Ltd of Singapore. ISM manager is Kyungwon Shipping Co Ltd of Busan, South Korea.

Oil products tanker Hanyu Korea (IMO 9085120) allided with cargo m/v Samjin Lucky 3 of Jeju island, South Korea, early on August 15th. Hanyu Korea was en route from Ulsan to Jeju. Samjin Lucky 3 was en route from Seogwipo, Jeju to Wando The Hanyu Korea suffered damage to side shell plating of port cargo tank no. 3. She leaked some oil into the sea, which was successfully cleaned by the Coast Guard on the same day. The Samjin Lucky 3 sustained damage to its bow area, but continued her voyage to Wando, upon completion of initial investigations. 1993-built, South Korea-flagged, 1,595 gt Hanyu Korea is owned and managed by Hanyu Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea.

Tuna nets on the aft of fishing vessel Jean Marie Christian IV (IMO 8878805) caught fire early on August 16th after what appeared to be an arson attack. The purse seiner was moored as usual at the Aspirant-Herber wharf, Sète. At around 01:45 a man on a black scooter was seen approaching very fast and when level with the longliner threw something onto the boat. Some 30 seconds after this there was a small explosion and a fire. The flames spread quickly on the net. Sète firefighters along with forces from Frontignan, Gigean and Balaruc-les-Bains, about 30 firefighters in total, tackled the fire which spread on the rear deck, the crane and the annexes. They managed to keep the fire from spreading to the bridge and the superstructure and after two hours the fire was brought under control. The police launched an investigation and started forensic surveys. Once they are completed, the vessel will undergo repairs. 1994-built, France-flagged, 220 gt Jean Marie Christian IV is owned and managed by Thunnus Thynnus IV of Sète., France.