Marine accident round-up : 26th January 2022

Tug SAAM Humber (IMO 9190406, aka SMIT Humber) was in collision with the SAAM Mississippi (IMO 9187241 aka SMIT Mississippi) while assisting a container vessel at the Fairview Container Terminal in Prince Rupert during the afternoon of January 1st. Both vessels sustained major damage. No injuries nor pollution were reported.

2000-built, Canada-flagged, 354 gt Saam Humber is owned and managed by Saam Towage Canada Inc of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As of January 21st the vessel was stopped at Prince Rupert.

1999-built, Canada-flagged, 354 gt Saam Mississippi is owned by Smit International BV of Papendrecht, Netherlands. It is managed by Saam Towage Canada of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As of January 24th reported as stopped at Prince Rupert.

Cargo ship Ise Mirai (IMO 9903334), allided with berthed vehicles carrier Asaka (IMO 9700201) while leaving the port of Yokkaichi during the afternoon of January 20th. Some vehicles on the wharf fell into the sea. Both vessels suffered minor stern damage. The Ise Mirai berthed in Kobe during the morning of January 21st. Meanwhile the Asaka sailed early on January 22nd and berthed in Hakata during the evening of January 23rd.

2020-built, Japan-flagged, 6,455 gt Ise Mirai is owned by MOL Coastal / Techno / Kyodokaiun care of manager Kyodo Kaiun Of Yokkaichi-shi, Mie-ken, Japan. As of January 25th the vessel was stopped at Shigei.

2014-built, Japan-flagged, 2,988 gt Asaka is owned by Japan Railway/Hyuga Kaiun care of manager YK Hyuga Kaiun of Minami-arima-cho, Minami-shimabara-shi, Japan. As of January 25th the vessel was moored at Yokkaichi.

After the death of a passenger on board as a result of a medical episode, cruise ship Oasis of the Seas (IMO 9383936) returned to the port of Miami on January 23rd. The ship had set sail with just under 5,000 passengers. By January 25th the vessel was underway again, heading from Cococay in the Bahamas to Cozumel in Mexico.

2009-built, Bahamas-flagged, 226,838 gt Oasis Of The Seas is owned by Oasis Of The Seas Inc care of Royal Caribbean Cruises Inc of Miami, Florida, USA. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Americas division) on behalf of Oasis Of The Seas Inc.

Cruise ship Spectrum of the Seas (IMO 9778856), which had been sailing on short staycations from Hong Kong for several months, had already cancelled the scheduled cruises on Jan 6th, 9th, 12th, 14th, and 17th. Now, after the Hong Kong administration decided to ban cruises for an additional 14 days from the city, Royal Caribbean has cancelled all cruises for the ship in January. As of January 24th the vessel was at Hong Kong Anchorage.

2019-built, Bahamas-flagged, 169,379 gt Spectrum Of The Seas is owned by Spectrum of the Seas Inc care of manager Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd of Miami, Florida, USA. ISM manager is RCL Cruises Ltd of Weybridge, UK. It is entered with Gard on behalf of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (tour operators) and Spectrum Of The Seas (P&I Owners).