Marine accident round-up : 22nd July 2022

A 35-year-old Croatian deck officer on LNG tanker LNGShips Athena (IMO 9872949) was reported lost in the mid-Atlantic while the ship was en route from Kuwait to Point Fortin Trinidad and Tobago. The tanker searched for the missing officer for three days before resuming its voyage on Jun 14th. It reached Point Fortin and was berthed during the evening of Jun 17th. An investigation is under way.

2021-built, Malta-flagged, 116,542 gt LNGShips Athena is owned by Cardiff LNG Iota Owning LLC care of manager TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Gard on behalf of Cardiff LNG Iota Owning LLC. As of June 19th it was en route from Point Fortin, Trinidad & Tobago, to Esquivel, Jamaica, ETA June 21st.

The Galaxy of Happiness (MMSI 319101600),which was  en route From Valletta, Malta, to Antalya, Turkey, suffered an engine failure in the Ionian Sea on June 16th. The crew was unable to carry out the repair works and tug assistance was requested. The Christos XIV (IMO 9557109) attended the yacht and took it in tow to Antalya on June 17th with an ETA as of June 22. As of June 20th it was operating with restricted manoeuvrability.

The 53-metre Cayman Islands-flagged Galaxy of Happiness is a vessel of unknown type. However, it looks like a luxury motor yacht.

After docking in Honolulu on June 16th, seized luxury yacht My Amadea (IMO 1012531) left the port again during the evening of June 19th. It had been expected to leave for California on June 17th, and it was unclear what had caused the delay. The US seized the ship as part of the sanctions regime against Russian oligarchs.

2016-built, now USA-flagged, 4,402 gt Amadea is owned by Millemarin Investments Ltd (but see following) care of Imperial Yachts Sarl of Monte Carlo, Monaco. It is entered with American Club (registered owner, National Maritime Services Inc), with cover operational from June 2nd 2022.

The Chief Engineer of bulk carrier Delsa (IMO 9729544) was found dead in his cabin during the morning of June 18th. The vessel was waiting for a berth allocation at an anchorage off New Mangalore Port, Karnataka, India. It had arrived on June 16th and finally berthed in port shortly after midday on June 18th, where the immigration and other formalities for clearance of the dead body were carried out on June 19th. The cause of death was unknown. The body was taken to the mortuary of AJ Hospital, Mangalore. As of June 21st the vessel was underway from Mangalore to Dharamtar, India, ETA June 22nd.

2015-built, Malta-flagged, 35,884 gt Delsa is owned by Delsa Ltd care of manager Franco Compania Naviera SA of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Gard on behalf of Delsa Ltd.