Marine accident round-up : 27th February 2020

Chemical/oil products tanker Wenche Victory (IMO 9288825) allided with the wall of the Southern lock of the Kiel Canal in Brunsbüttel shortly before midnight on February 22nd upon entering the eastbound transit of the waterway on its way from Brake to Sillamae. A couple of hours later the tanker was allowed to continue her voyage. 2005-built, Norway-flagged, 29,214 gt Wenche Victory is owned and managed by WA Tankers AS of Bergen, Norway. ISM manager is Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd of Singapore. It is entered with Gard P&I Club on behalf of MAP MR2 LLC.

A fire broke out aboard cargo RoRo Volcán de Teneguía (IMO 9335161) during the evening of February 22nd while she was heading towards the port of Cádiz, Spain, after sailing from Santa Cruz de Tenerife that afternoon. The fire was detected when the vessel was off the coast of Antequera. SAR ship Punta Salinas moved to assist. Within an hour the fire was extinguished  by the crew. There were 18 crew members and one passenger on board. There were no injuries. Due to adverse weather conditions the ship was taken in tow and was docked at the south pier of the port of Tenerife early on February 23rd. 2007-built, Spain-flagged, 11,197 gt Volcan de Teneguia is owned and managed by Caflaja SL of Las Palmas, Canary Islands. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of Caflaja SLU.

Tankship Epic Burano (IMO 9251171) arrived at Kalamata Port, Peloponnese peninsula, Greece, on February 20th with 16 crew members on board. The vessel was to receive supplies and conduct inspections and repairs to the engine room, which suffered extensive fire damage on February 19th. No injuries and no pollution was reported. The tanker was detained by the Central Port Authority of Kalamata until repairs were completed and a class certificate issued by the ship’s registrar. Following an inspection at noon on February 21st by an authorized PSC/PARIS MOU inspector, a detention measure was imposed after the detection of various offences. 2002-built, Singapore-flagged, 5,812 gt is owned by Prosper Sunwaito SA of Kure-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan. It is managed by Epic Shipping Pte Ltd of Singapore. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of Prosper Sunwaito SA.  It is entered for H&M with Norwegian Hull Club on behalf of BW Maritime Pte ltd, with Gard AS having a subscription position.

The operations to recover the two sunken LHM 550-Liebherr mobile cranes lost overboard from the carrier Jumbo Vision (IMO 9153642) were delayed as the Hebo Lift 9 could not sail from Rotterdam due to stormy weather. The Hebo Lift 9 finally sailed from Rostock on February 20th, heading for Las Palmas with an ETA of March 1st.

Chemical/oil products tanker Leon Zeus (IMO 9396385) suffered mechanical damage in the southern Peloponnes, Greece, nine miles southeast of Tinaros, on February 21st, with 23 crew members on board. The Kalamata and Gythio Port Authority was notified. The tanker was taken to Kalamata under tow and arrived during the morning of February 23rd. It was banned from sailing until repairs were carried out and a seaworthiness certificate issued by the ship’s registrar. The tanker had 32,000 tons of gas oil on board and was en route from Tuapse to Tarragona. 2008-built, Panama-flagged, 25,864 gt Leon Zeus is owned by TYXH Holding SA care of manager Clearlake Shipping Pte Ltd of Singapore. ISM manager is Leon Shipping & Trading SA of Athens, Greece. It is entered with UK Club (Area Group Piraeus H1) on behalf of TYXH Holding SA.