Marine accident round-up : 25th March 2022

Container ship Marintrust-01 (IMO 9783174) capsized and came to a rest on its rested portside at a pier of Kolkata port, India, during the morning of March 24th. The ship runs a container service between Kolkata and Chittagong and had been due to leave Kolkata on March 25th. There was thought to have been a loss of stability, with container movement causing the vessel to capsize.

2018-built, Bangladesh-flagged, 2,337 gt Marintrust-01 is owned and managed by Marintrust Ltd of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

VLCC Arzoyi (IMO 9248473) looked to have run aground in Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao, on March 20th after entering the bay on arrival from South Korea. The vessel was reportedly in the same position during the afternoon of March 21st with several tugs around and product tanker alongside, perhaps lightering. According to later information, the tanker was offloading cargo of crude oil at Qingdao Haiye Mercuria Terminal when on March 21st it broke off its moorings and drifted aground. The cargo hose also broke, with ensuing small oil spill. The vessel was refloated during the morning of March 23rd and was in the process of mooring at Qingdao Haiye Mercuria Terminal.

2002-built, Panama-flagged, 156,916 gt Arzoyi is owned and managed by Vitava Shipping Inc of Panama City, Panama. ISM manager is Ship management Services Ltd of Hong Kong, China.

General cargo ship Prestige (IMO 8139467) was reported to have capsized and sunk in the Taiwan Strait some 55 nm WNW of Taichung, Taiwan after being caught in rough weather and possibly suffering a cargo shift. Of eight crew on board, seven were rescued (five of them by Japanese car carrier Orchid Ace), but one remained missing. The vessel had been en route from Kaohsiung and was sailing in a northerly direction at the time of the incident.

1981-built, Mongolia-flagged, 797 gt Prestige is owned and managed by Prestige Marine Ltd care of Fairwind Navigation Ltd of Taichung City, Taiwan.