Marine accident round-up : 23rd February 2021

The US Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old man from container ship Hyundai Jupiter (IMO 9725134) on February 19th while the vessel was on its way from Busan, South Korea, to Los Angeles. The medevac took place more than 46 miles west of San Luis Obispo. Hyundai Jupiter’s captain had contacted the 11th Coast Guard District command centre watchstanders requesting assistance for a passenger who reportedly suffered injuries after a five-metre fall.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J Spartan aircraft and a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew were launched to assist. The Dolphin crew lowered the rescue swimmer, along with a stretcher, to hoist the patient into the helicopter and transported the man to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in stable condition.

2016-built, UK-flagged, 110,632 gt Hyundai Jupiter is owned by Lorpie Shipping Ltd-BVI care of manager Zodiac Maritime Ltd of London, UK. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Americas Syndicate) on behalf of Lorpie Shipping Ltd.

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General cargo ship UK Diversity (IMO 7359125) (named “Sun Light” on Marine Traffic) was reported as sunk while trying to avoid severe weather on February 17th. The vessel about 95nm off the coast of Libya in the Gulf of Sidra and had been en route, fully loaded, from Iskenderun, Turkey, to Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The 11 crew members were rescued by container ship Charlie (IMO 9232656) and the tanker Zarifa Aliyeva (IMO 9420617). The last intercepted AIS signal from the ship was recorded on Feb 17 at 8.52 a.m.

1975-built, Palau-flagged, 1,920 gt UK Diversity is owned and managed by World Shipping & Logistics SA of Beirut, Lebanon.

The removal of the wreck of general cargo ship Dede (IMO 7827354) in Tuzla, Turkey, has been completed. The status of the vessel has been changed to “dead.” The incident file was closed by the Harbour Master on February 17th. On February 28th 2020, 2,446 gt general cargo ship Clavigo (IMO 9014688) had dragged anchor and allided with 839 gt Dede, causing both ships to drift onto the breakwater and become a total loss (IMN March 10th 2020). The Clavigo arrived at the Aliaga Scrapyard on April 2nd last year.

1984-built, 839 gt Dede is owned and managed by Trans Shipping Ltd-MAI of Majuro, Marshall Islands.

Container ship CMA CGM Titus (IMO 9450636) was reported to have run aground while transiting the Suez Canal in a northern direction on February 15th while at the 54km mark. The vessel was aground for about two hours before being refloated and continuing its journey undamaged to Lebanon. It left Lebanon waters on February 16th, bound for Piraeus. As of February 21st it was at Marsaxlokk, Malta.

2011-built, France-flagged, 90,931 gt CMA CGM Titus is owned by Caroline 30 SASU care of manager CMA CGM SA of Marseille, France. It is entered with North of England on behalf of Bund 4 Holding Ltd.