Marine accident round-up : 21st October 2020

CROSS Jobourg was alerted by the Guernsey Coast Guard during the morning of October 17th after a crew member of container ship Maersk Gairloch (IMO 9235567) fell ill. The captain of the vessel informed the CROSS that he had already had a medical teleconsultation with the Telemedical Maritime Assistance Service (TMAS) of Cuxhaven, which had recommended a medical evacuation. A conference call with the maritime medical consultation centre in Toulouse and the maritime medical coordination service in Le Havre confirmed the need of a medical evacuation was confirmed. The CROSS tasked a French Navy helicopter with an army medical team on board to carry out the evacuation. The medical team was dropped off aboard the Maersk Gairloch where they performed first aid. He was hoisted by the helicopter and then dropped off in Cherbourg at 13:51. An ambulance transferred the patient to the CHU de Cherbourg for further care.

2003-built, Singapore-flagged, 50,686 gt Maersk Gairloch is owned by Moller Singapore AP Pte Ltd of Singapore. It is managed by Maersk AS of Copenhagen, Denmark. ISM manager is Zeaborn Ship Management of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Britannia Club on behalf of AP Moller Singapore

General cargo ship Lord 1 (IMO 7803229) was inspected by the TurkishCoastguard and custom teams at Istanbul roads on October 14th while en route from Iskenderun to Constanta. It was alleged that, undeclared and illegal cigarettes in 3.1m packets and 38,500 kilos of tobacco were found in the cargo holds. The vessel’s departure permission was cancelled by the Harbour Master until the completion of further investigations. She remained stationary as of Oct 18. 1979-built, Comoros-flagged, 1,167 gt Lord 1 is owned and managed by Mary Moon Navigation of Cairo, Egypt.

General cargo ship My Duru (IMO 8602000) suffered an engine failure in the central Aegean Sea on October 16th while en route from Chornomorsk to Jorf Lasfar. The crew was not able to carry out repairs so tug Christos XL was tasked to tow the vessel to Cesme, Turkey, where the convoy arrived in the afternoon of October 17th.

1986-built, Vanuatu-flagged, 1,217 gt My Duru is owned and managed by My Ship Group SA of Istanbul, Turkey.

General cargo ship Noah Satu (IMO 9313620) ran aground at the northern coast of Sebuku island, Sunda Strait, during the morning of October 14th, while en route from Panjang, Indonesia, to Makassar, Indonesia. The ship was listing to port side. It was refloated during the morning of October 18th with the help of a tug, and was towed to Bakauheni anchorage, where it was to be inspected on October 19th. 2004-built, Indonesia-flagged, 2,542 gt Noah Satu is owned and managed by Anugerah Samudra Indomakmur of Batam, Indonesia.

Chemical/oil products tanker Queen Helena (IMO 9341354) suffered a complete blackout at the Fujairah Anchorage area A on October 6th. All vessels in the vicinity of this position were asked to proceed with caution and keep at least 0.5nm clearance from the tanker until further notice. 2009-built, Panama-flagged, 10,549 gt Queen Helena is owned by Almass Shipping International care of manager Folk Shipping LLC of Dubai, UAE.