Marine accident round-up : 25th November 2021

Chemical/oil products tanker Chemical Master (IMO 9558957) sustained an engine room explosion on Monday November 22nd while off the coast of Portugal near Lisbon and Setubal, leaving it disabled and adrift. The explosion killed two Indian seafarers. The vessel had been en route from Haifa to Rotterdam. As of November 24th vessel reported as Not Under Command, off Lisbon, accompanied by harbour tug Portugs Sines (IMO 8513754).

2009-built, Malta-flagged, 8,259 gt Chemical Master is owned by Chemical Master Ltd care of manager Chemship BV of IJssel, Netherlands. ISM manager is Fleet Management Hong Kong. It is entered with Skuld (Business unit Skuld Oslo 1) on behalf of Chemship BV.

Container ship JPO Aquarius (IMO 9220316) interrupted its journey from Sydney to Shanghai on November 23rd and took shelter while it was off Sorong, western New Guinea, Indonesia, interrupted voyage from Sydney to Shanghai, ETA November 25th. The ship interrupted its voyage to medevac a crew member who had been badly injured in an accident in the engine room when the ship was sailing along northwest coast of New Guinea. A Filipino seafarer was medevaced by the Indonesian Navy and transferred to hospital. The JPO Aquarius resumed its voyage.

2000-built, Portugal-flagged, 25,361 gt JPO Aquarius is owned by Aquarius Schiffahrts care of manager Oltmann Schiffahrts of Stade Niederliebe, Germany. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of Aquarius Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG.

Containers listed as empty and non-hazardous aboard container ship Shiling (IMO 9290452) had markings on them which in fact indicated the presence of radioactive substances, reported an Indian joint team of Customs and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). Eight containers were confiscated from the vessel, which had docked at Mundra Port on November 18th, on the grounds of undeclared potentially hazardous cargo. The Customs-DRI team boarded the vessel  at the port’s Container Terminal No 4 on November 18th. On the manifest the cargo was listed as non-hazardous, but the seized containers had Hazard Class-7 markings, which would indicate radioactive substances inside. The containers were en route from Karachi, Pakistan to Shanghai, China, but the government authorities had them offloaded at Mundra for further inspection. As of November 24th the Shiling was stationary at Mundra Anchorage.

2005-built, Singapore-flagged, 53,087 gt Shiling is owned and managed by Shiling Navigation Pte. ISM manager is Asian-Alliance Ship Management of Singapore. It is entered with Swedish Club (Asia Team) on behalf of Shiling Navigation Pte Ltd.

General cargo ship Atasoylar (IMO 9040936) suffered an engine failure while transiting the Dardanelles, Turkey, during the afternoon of November 22nd. The ship was assisted by tugs and taken to Karanlik Anchorage in the western Dardanelles. The vessel is en route from Kherson Ukraine to Izmir Turkey. As of November 24th the vessel was at anchor in the Aegean Sea off Nemrut, Turkey.

1993-built, Turkey-flagged, 2,966 gt Atasoylar is owned by Atasoy Denizcilik Ticaret care of manager Atasoy Group of Shipping of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Standard Club (London Class) on behalf of Atasoy Denizcilik Ticaret.