Marine accident round-up : 26th September 2022

A fight broke out between passengers aboard the cruise ship Carnival Sunrise (IMO 9138850) on September 9th as the vessel was returning from a Caribbean cruise. The fight reportedly began between just two people after one claimed that the other had stolen their chair at the Tides Bar, which is located on the top deck next to the swimming pool. A shouting match ensued between two groups of women and then escalated. The footage shows a sole security guard unable to do anything apart from radio for urgent back-up.

1999-built, Bahamas-flagged, 102,239 gt Carnival Sunrise is owned by Carnival Cruise Line and managed by Carnival Corp of Doral, Florida, USA. It is entered with Steamship Mutual.

Emergency services were deployed to cargo ship Helas (IMO 9213894) during the morning of September 20th. The vessel had been is berthed since August 4th in the port of Harlingen for repair works. A man had fallen into a cargo hold. The seriously injured victim was lifted from the hold by crane.

2000-built, Cyprus-flagged, 4,563 gt Helas is owned by Helas Hermann Lohmann care of manager Hermann Lohmann Bereederengun of Haren (Ems), Germany. ISM manager it Hermann Lohmann Schiffahrts of Haren (Ems), Germany.

The Shahd Cleopatra (IMO 7046821) was photographed in capsized and semi-submerged state on September 16th off Suez. The ship had been languishing for several years at an anchorage and already shown a list to port side in 2015.

1971-built, Panama-flagged, 9,420 gt Shahd Cleopatra is owned and managed by Saleh Mah, Cairo, Egypt.

Vehicles carrier Höegh St. Petersburg (IMO 9420045) requested the urgent medical evacuation of a 54-year-old Filipino crew member due to a possible cardiovascular problem during the morning of September 20th.The vessel was 59 miles from Maspalomas while en route from Tanger-Med, Morocco, to Port Elizabeth, South Africa. An SAR helicopter hoisted the patient and transferred him to the Dr Negrín hospital. As of September 21st it was en route from Tanger-Med to Port Elizabeth, ETA October 3rd.

2009-built, Norway-flagged, 63,892 gt Höegh St. Petersburg is owned by Pioneer Leasing Ltd care of manager Hoegh Autoliners management AS of Oslo, Norway. It is entered with Gard P&I.