Marine accident round-up : 24th September 2018

Motorboat Krym slammed into chemical oil products tanker Mekhanik Pogodin (IMO 9598397) which was moored near Naftohavan in Kherson, during the evening of September 16th. The causes of the accident were being investigated. The owner of the motorboat was reported to have been “in a state of alcoholic intoxication”. The tanker had been blocked in the port of Kherson since August under sanctions of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. Twelve Russian sailors were aboard the tanker. 2011-built, Russia-flagged, 4,373 gt Mekhanik Pogodinis owned and managed by VF Tanker Ltd. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of VF Tanker.

Fishing trawler Doggi (IMO 9233117) capsized on the afternoon of September 18th, while lying in a floating dock at the shipyard in Eidkjosen on Kvaløya. The police, fire department and ambulances were alerted to the ship. There were eight people aboard the boat when it tilted to starboard at 17.30. No injuries were reported. 2001-built, Norway-flagged, 691 gt Doggi is owned by Hammerfest Industrifiske AS of Ryoefjord, Norway, and is managed by Havfisk AS of Aalesund, Norway. It is entered with Hydor AS on behalf of Havfisk AS.

The fire aboard general cargo ship Heiko (IMO 6900379) had calmed down by September 20th (see Friday’s IMN accident round-up). The accommodation block was burnt out. The freighter was resting on rocks west of Askvoll off Flatøya. It was now planned to pull the ship to Askvoll. There were no fuel leaks. The vessel was resting firmly on the ground amidst stormy seas.

1968-built, Norway-flagged, 769 gt Heiko is owned by Eidnes BO care of manager Hardangerfrakt AS of Dalsoyra, Norway. It is entered with Hydor SA.

During loading operations in the port of Orkanger in the morning of September 20th a port crane failed and the crane boom fell down and hit the edge of containership Concordia’s (IMO 9162679) loading bay at dock 2. The work had started in the night, and the accident occurred at 06:11. The container was about two meters above the cargo space when the crane boom collapsed. The container weighed about 30 tons, as did the crane boom.