Marine accident round-up : 24th June 2019

Lifeboat Lars Kruse of Skagen Rescue Station, Denmark, was called out to fishing boat Saron S-158 (IMO 6710140) on June 15th, which was in difficulties about 45 miles north of the port. The ship was disabled and needed to be towed to port. The lifeboat took the ship in tow, berthing her at the quay in the early evening of June 16th. It entered Hirtshals Dockyard on June 17th for repairs. 1966-built, Denmark-flagged, 269 gt Saron is owned and managed by Saron Fiskeri AS of Skagen, Denmark.

Bulk carrier Mazoswze (IMO 9386914) was in collision with fishing vessel K Larsen – FN 326 north of Skagen, Denmark during the evening of June 18th, while en route from St. Petersburg, Russia to Ghent, Belgium. Both ships dropped anchor at the incident site. The bulk carrier was detained by the Danish Maritime Authority and the police boarded her for investigation. Mazowsze remained at anchor as of June 19. 2009-built, Bahamas-flagged, 24,109 gt Mazoswze is owned by Ares Five Shipping care of manager Polska Zegluga Morska PP (POLSTEAM) of Szczecin, Poland. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of Zegluga Polska SA.

KMP passenger ship Wira Berlian (IMO 9875812) crashed into dock V of Bakauheni Port, Lampung, Indonesia during the afternoon of June 17th while carrying out a sea trial on the Merak-Bakauheni route. The ship hit the landing bridge while backing in with its starboard side stern and caused some damage. Her stern was also impacted. 2019-built, Indonesia-flagged, 8,800 gt Wira Berlian is owned and managed by Wira Jaya Logitama Lines of Sibolga, Indonesia.

Asphalt/bitumen tanker Asphalt Trader (IMO 9483774) suffered a total power failure due to sea suctions clogged with river mud during the morning of June 8th while departing the oil refinery berth in Paramaribo, Suriname. Minutes later the anchor was released and the vessel’s bow allided with a concrete/steel jetty. The vessel sustained paint scratches in the bow above the waterline. The vessel remained at anchor in the Suriname river awaiting inspection results and compensation approval. 2009-built, Liberia-flagged, 4,126 gt Asphalt Trader is owned by Asphalt Trader Ltd care of manager Eurotankers Ltd of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with West of England (Claims contact, Greece – General) on behalf of Asphalt Trader Ltd.

Towage of cargo ship Panagia Kanala (IMO 9125152) started on June 18th. The ship, sailing in ballast, had suffered an engine failure near Nea Karvali, Greece, in February. The repairs required could not be carried out by the crew, so she had to be towed to Piraeus. The ship moored off port early on June 21st. 1995-built, Panama-flagged, 3,572 gt Panagia Kanala is owned by Sea Brothers Marine Ltd care of manager Geomar Shipmanagement SA of Piraeus, Greece.