Marine accident round-up : 25th August 2023

Passenger/vehicle RoRo Kevalay Queen (IMO 7205910) caused water pollution at Zeytinburnu, Turkiye, on August 22nd. The Turkish Coast Guard, working in coordination with the Turkish Environment Agency, conducted an inspection. An administrative fine of TL13m ($477,000) was imposed on the ship. The Public Prosecutor requested the Coast Guard to initiate a judicial process.

1972-built, Libya-flagged, 13,004 gt Kevalay Queen is owned by Kevalay Company For Maritime of Misratah, Libya. It is managed by Nuova Naviservice Srl of Naples, Italy. As of August 24th the vessel was en route from Zeytinburnu, Turkiye, to Tripoli, Libya, ETA August 27th.

Passenger/vehicle RoRo Sporades Star (IMO 7207451), which was serving the route Syros-Serifos-Sifnos-Kimolos-Milos route, hit a reef just outside Azolimnos during the morning of August 23rd with 90 passengers on board, suffering a leak as a result. The crew decided to return to the port of Syros. Divers arrived at the scene to identify the damage. The passengers were transported to Milos, via Santorini, on another vessel.

1975-built, Greece-flagged, 7,773 gt Sporades Star is owned by Eaglesea Shipping Ltd care of manager Sea Jets Maritime Co of Piraeus, Greece. ISM manager is Jambo Het Maritime Co of Piraeus, Greece.  It is entered with American Club on behalf of Eaglesea Shipping Ltd. As of August 23rd the vessel was listed as underway using engine, en route from Syros to Serifos, both Greece.