Marine accident round-up : 27th July 2023

Bulk carrier Majestic Noor (IMO 9138642) suffered a technical failure at the northern entrance of the Canakkale Strait on July 14th. The vessel was shifted to Sevketiye anchorage and dropped anchor under its own power. Repair works were commenced by the crew.

11997-built, St Vincent & Grenadine-flagged, 1,108 gt Majestic Noor is owned by Greco Maritime Sa care of manager Seamsters International SA of Piraeus, Greece. As of July 23rd it was at Mersin anchorage, Turkiye.

After an engine failure suffered by oil products tanker Alver (IMO 8805224) off Tuzla, Turkiye on June 23rd, the ship was towed to Kartal anchorage, but repairs could not be completed at the anchorage area. Subsequently, the vessel shifted to a repair pier at Tuzla. A damage survey was carried out by the class surveyor, together with the owners and a superintendent. Permanent repairs were commenced by shore based technical teams. A new set of spare parts was needed.

1988-built, Cameroon-flagged, 992 gt Alver is owned by Orion Shiptrading SA care of manager Phoebe Shiptrading Sa of Istanbul, Turkiye. As of July 23rd the vessel was at Tuzla anchorage.

Passenger/vehicle RoRo Via Mare (IMO 7411258) suffered an engine failure and loss of power after unberthing manoeuvres late on July 18th and ran aground in the inner port of Tasucu. The vessel was en route from Tasucu to Kyrenia. It was unable to refloat under its own power. Port tugs were deployed and refloated the ferry, which was towed to the ferry terminal before dawn on July 19th. The vessel was safely berthed, and all passengers along with their cars were disembarked. Divers then carried out inspections of the hull.

1976-built, Cyprus-flagged, 8,023 gt Via Mare is owned and managed by Akgunler Isletmeleri Sti of Mersin, Turkiye. As of July 23rd the vessel was moored at the port of Tasucu, Turkiye.

A crew member of cargo ship Abtenauer (IMO 9655212) was rescued on July 17th after falling more than 10 feet from a ladder in Chesapeake Bay, eastern USA. The USCG requested Maryland State Police Aviation Command to hoist the injured person in the area of Stevensville, Maryland. A trooper/flight paramedic was lowered from a helicopter to the ship platform and assessed the worker’s injuries. A backboard was secured onto the man, and once he was successfully hoisted safely into the helicopter, he was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Centre in Baltimore, Maryland, for treatment.

2014-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 24,163 gt Abtenauer is owned by Stallion Seven Shipping Co SA care of manager TMA Bulk GmbH & Co KG of Hamburg, Germany. ISM manager is Ariston Navigation Corp-Lib of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with UK Club on behalf of Stallion Seven Shipping Co SA. As of July 23rd the vessel was at Norfolk anchorage.

Llandudno’s all-weather lifeboat William F Yates medevacked a crew member of dredger Fugro Synergy (IMO 9452488) during the morning of July 20th. The victim required urgent hospital treatment. The ship had been conducting drilling and sampling operation in the Irish Sea about 25nm north of Llandudno. The casualty was rescued and eventually transferred to an ambulance for further treatment at Ysbyty Gwynedd Bangor.

2009-built, Bahamas-flagged, 6,593 gt Fugro Synergy is owned by Fugro Synergy NV care of manager Fugro Marine Services BV of Leidschendam, Netherlands. It is entered with Gard AS on behalf of Fugro Synergy Inc. As of July 2023 the vessel was under restricted manoeuvrability off Holyhead.