Marine accident round-up : 26th July 2022

Tug Blue Dragon 12 (IMO 8679326) was reported to have suffered an explosion and subsequently sank during the afternoon of July 23rd in Semoi Setawir, Sungai Sepaku river, upstream from Balikpapan, Eastern Kalimantan Makassar Strait, Indonesia. Of 12 people on board, four suffered burns of unknown severity, one went missing and seven escaped uninjured. The tug was waiting for barge Sea Dragon 2712 to be loaded with coal. There were reported to have been welding works taking place in the area of the stern at the time.

2012-built, Indonesia-flagged, 117 gt Blue Dragon 12 is owned and managed by Aditya Aryaprawira Shipping of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Bulk carrier St Pinot (IMO 9596179) suffered a fire in its engine room on July 8th, resulting in injury to one crew member. The vessel was disabled and adrift in the Gulf of Aden off the Yemen coast. It was taken in tow by tug Boka Expedition (IMO 9358943) on July 17th and on July 21st the convoy moored at the Al Duqm Anchorage.

2013-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 32,311 gt St Pinot is owned by One Ship Ltd care of manager Shamrock Maritime Sarl of Monte Carlo, Monaco. ISM manager is Seaquest Shipmanagement DOO of Rijeka, Croatia. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of One Ship Ltd. No AIS since July 17th.

During a discharge of a cargo of wet bauxite from the Good Hope Max (IMO 9304241) during the afternoon of July 18th at the small port of Alumar in Brazil the terminal’s shore crane suffered a fire, which caused the grab to fall on to the deck of the vessel. The reason for the fire on the crane was not disclosed. Weather conditions at the time were good. The ship left port on July 20th and moored on Itaqui anchorage that evening. As of July 25th the vessel was at Sao Luis Anchorage, Northern Brazil.

2005-built, Isle of Ma-flagged, 40,039 gt Good Hope Max is owned by Rifos Navigation Ltd care of manager Safbulk Maritime SA of Athens, Greece. ISM manager is Central Ship Management Ltd DMCC of Dubai, UAE. It is entered with Gard P&I on behalf of Rifos Navigation Ltd.

Cruise ship Ocean Atlantic (IMO 8325432) was reported to Norwegian Maritime Authorities by an anonymous party as having had a minor accident during the weekend of July 16th-17th in Svalbard Archipelago waters, Norway. The ship was said to have suffered a breach of its hull, either as a result of grounding or iceberg contact. The crew sealed the breach and there were no signs or signals of danger for ship and for passengers. The ship was reported to have been ordered to return to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, escorted by Norwegian Coast Guard vessel. The Ocean Atlantic berthed at Longyearbyen late on July 20th to undergo inspection and investigation. It remained there on July 25th

1986-built, Portugal-flagged, 12,798 gt Ocean Atlantic is owned by Altprt Atlantic Partners care of manager Sunstone Ships Inc of Miami, Florida. ISM manager is Cruise Management International of Miami, Florida. It is entered with American Club on behalf of ALTPRT Atlantic Partners, Unipessoal LDA.