Marine accident round-up : 23rd March 2022

Gard’s office in Bermuda, Lingard Ltd, has moved and the new address is:

Lingard Ltd

A.S. Cooper Building

59 Front Street, Hamilton HM11

PO Box 3038, Hamilton HM NX


It has been confirmed that the Italian government seized luxury yacht Lena (IMO 9594339) under European Union economic sanctions against Russia, in the Port of San Remo, Italy, on March 5th. The Guardia di Finanza boarded the vessel and the yacht was now being guarded round the clock by the local law enforcement. The news was confirmed by Ferdinando Giugliano, media advisor to Italy’s prime minister Mario Draghi, who linked the yacht to sanctioned Russian individual Gennady Timchenko.

2010-built, British Virgin Islands-flagged, 338 gt Lena is owned by Roxlane Corp Ltd care of manager Moores Rowland of Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Tug An Ding (IMO 9058244) was secured by the Harbour Master’s Office and the Batam Special Port Authority, Riau Islands, Indonesia under suspicion of carrying out activities without the required document permits for undertaking ship-to-ship transfers of goods in Batu Ampar Waters, Batam City, on March 16th.

1993-built, Singapore-flagged, 274 gt An Ding was reported as sold to an unknown party in Indonesia.

One person was seriously injured in an accident aboard cargo ship Lady Anneke (IMO 9624823) during the afternoon of March 19th in the Lange Lijnbaan in Harlingen, northern Netherlands. Emergency services attended with ambulances and a helicopter. They lifted the victim from the cargo hold using a crane. The victim was taken immediately to hospital. As of March 21st the vessel was at Harlingen Port, Netherlands.

2012-built, Netherlands-flagged, 2,544 gt Lady Anneke is owned by Lady Anneke Rederij care of manager Wijmme & Barends Cargadoors of Delfzjil, Netherlands. It is entered with Gard.

A 53-year-old product tanker, the Chem P (IMO 6806444), dragged anchor and drifted close to the northeast coast of Malta on March 19th, in rough weather. Two tugs responded, trying to stop the drift and prevent the ship’s grounding. The tanker was apparently in load, having arrived at Malta outer anchorage on March 4th from Algeciras Spain. As of March 21st the vessel was not under command, north of the Maltese island of Victoria.

1968-built, St Kitts & Nevis-flagged, 21,760 gt Chem P is owned and managed by RV International DMCC of Dubai, UAE. It is entered with West of England (Eastern Claims team) on behalf of RV International DMCC.