Marine accident round-up : 26th January 2024

The Chittagong Port Authority of Bangladesh (CPA), arrested bilk carrier Flag Gangos (IMO 9643908) on January 22nd, on the orders of the local High Court, presumably the result of a financial dispute. The vessel was laden with 46,232 tonnes of coal from Tanjung Merangas. It had arrived at Chittagong on January 14th.

2013-built, Malta-flagged, 32,983 gt Flag Gangos is owned by Southport Wave SA care of manager Golden Union Enterprises SA of Athens, Greece. It is entered with West P&I (Claims team Greece) on behalf of Southport Wave SA. As of January 25th it remained at Chittagong Anchorage.

The security team aboard cruise ship Fantastic (IMO 9100267) discovered four young stowaways on January 21st. They were hiding in one of the vessel’s food stores and were discovered an hour after the vessel had left La Goulette Tunisia, for Genoa, Italy. The vessel headed back to La Goulette to hand the stowaways over to Tunisian security personnel. It then resumed its scheduled service to Genoa., arriving in port the following evening.

1996-built, Italy-flagged, 35,849 gt Fantastic is owned and managed by Grandi Navi Veloci SpA of genoa, Italy. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (European syndicate) on behalf of Grandi Navi Veloci SpA. As of January 25th it was in the Tyrrhenian Sea, travelling from Genoa to Rades. Tunisia.

Cargo ship Fraserborg (IMO 9419319) suffered damage to its internal bulkhead while loading bulk cargo in Quebec, Canada late on January 18th. The vessel was carrying bulk grain as cargo.

As of January 24th it remained in port.

2011-built, Netherlands-flagged, 8,911 gt Fraserborg is owned by Fraserborg BV care of manager Wagenborg Shipping BV of Delfzjil, Netherlands. It is entered with NorthStandard on behalf of Scheepvaartonderneming Fraserborg BV.

Passenger ferry Expeditions Five ran aground near the entrance to Maui’s Maalaea Harbour on early January 22nd, Hawaii. USCG Sector Honolulu watchstanders received notification from the 55ft ferry, which had run aground at about 05:00 local time with three crew members on board. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine broadcast to mariners and dispatched a 29ft Response Boat from Station Maui. The responder boat confirmed that the vessel was hard aground, with anchor deployed and hull intact. No pollution was oberved. The Expedition Five has a maximum diesel fuel capacity of 250 gallons. Expeditions Five is operated by Hone Heke Corporation, shuttling passengers between Lahaina, located on the island of Maui and Manele Harbor on the island of Lanai.