Marine accident round-up : 25th April 2020

A crew member of the Atlantic Surf III (IMO 8615320) who was swabbed in Mar de Plata has tested positive for Covid 19. The crew has been quarantined inside the ship. The vessel was under repair at the time so the infected crew member, the chief engineer, had been in contact with several workers on land. 1987-built, Argentina-flagged, 978 gt Atlantic Surf III is owned and managed by Glaciar Pesquera SA of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Glaciar Pesquera SA.

Container ship CMA CGM Dalila (IMO 9450624) reportedly ran aground while approaching Houston, straying off the fairway, during the afternoon of April 22nd. She was refloated after a few hours at around 18:30 UTC, although she needed the help of at least four tugs. 2011-built, France-flagged 89.787 gt CMA CGM Dahlia is owned by SPDBFL No Four Shanghai Ship care of CMA CGM SA of Marseille, France. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of CMA CGM SA.

General cargo ship Takeshio (IMO 9526162) lost propulsion at around during the evening of April 21st when she was just south of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, while en route to Vancouver. The ship was taken on tow by Canada CG tug Atlantic Eagle and towed to Victoria anchorage. The crew was reportedly fixing the problem. 2012-built, Panama-flagged, 23,855 gt Takeshio is owned by Peony Shipholding SA care of Pacific Carriers of Singapore. It is manager by Muir Shipping BV of Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISM manager is Onterorient Shipmanagement SNG of Singapore. It is entered with Japan Club (Kobe Office in Charge) on behalf of Peony Shipholding SA.