Marine accident round-up : 25th June 2018

The engine room fire aboard chemical tanker Nu Shi Nalini (IMO 9619608) on June 13th, in which one crewman died, had been brought under control by June 15th, with tugs on scene by June 15th to tow the tanker to Kochi. There was a blackout on the vessel as the power system failed following the explosion. The propulsion system of the vessel was also affected. The Salvage Arbitration Branch, Lloyd’s, has been advised that a Lloyd’s Form of Salvage Agreement was signed on June 13th to Resolve Salvage & Fire (Americas) Inc. SCOPIC was invoked. 2012-built, India-flagged, 11,246 gt Nu Shi Nalini is owned by Arya Ship Charterers Pvt Ltd care of manager Elektrans Shipping Pvt Ltd of Mumbai, India. It is entered with Navigators on behalf of Arya Ship Charterers Pvt Ltd and Gauri Ships Pvt Ltd. NOTE, as of February 8th 2018, Navigators transferred the management of its marine P&I business to Thomas Miller Specialty Underwriting Agency Limited (TMS).

Fishing trawler Akurey (IMO 9756327) suffered propulsion failure early on June 18th when her main engine tappet pushrod broke. The vessel was in fishing grounds west of Isafjordur, on the north-west corner of Iceland, when the incident occurred. The ship asked for assistance, which arrived on the afternoon of the same day. The ship was towed to Reykjavík where it arrived on shortly after midday on June 19th. 2017-built, Iceland-flagged, 1,827 gt Aukrey is owned and managed by HB Grandi HF of Reykjavik, Iceland. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of HB Grandi HF.

Bulk carrier Harrow (IMO 9304215) ran aground on the Wester Scheldt, Zeeland, Netherlands, during the morning of June 20th, while en route from Itaqui, Brazil to Terneuzen, Netherlands, loaded with iron ore. Tugs were called to refloat the ship. 2005-built, 40,040 gt Harrow is owned by UCL Harrow Ltd care of Union Maritime Ltd of London, UK. ISM manager is Atlantic Shipmanagement of Wembley, London, UK.

Bulk carrier Bright Star (IMO 9481960) was reported arrested by The First Hall of the Civil Court on June 19th at Marsaxlokk anchorage, south-east Malta, due to an unpaid credit. Permission to depart was cancelled by the Harbour Master until the payments of credit, together with legal expenses, were paid. As of the morning of June 24th she was once again underway to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. 2011-built, Liberia-flagged, 22,988 gt Bright Star is owned by Bluefin Marine care of manager Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd of Limassol, Cyprus. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Smuab) (European Syndicate) on behalf of Bluefin Marine Ltd. Claims leader for Hull & Machinery is Norwegian Hull Club, with Gard having a subscription position.