Marine accident round-up : 27th June 2018

General cargo ship Thorco Lineage (IMO 9673197) ran hard aground on Raroia Atoll, French Polynesia during the morning of June 24th while en route from Baltimore, USA, to Hobart, Australia. There were no reports of oil leaks or water ingress and the 18 crew remained on board. According to the ship’s track, she reduced speed when sailing into the archipelago, tried to clear Raroia, but then ran straight into the atoll northern boundary. 2014-built, Philippines-flagged, 13,110 gt Thorco Lineage is listed as owned by Phoenix Carriers Corp SA care of manager Thorco Shipping AS of Hellerup, Denmark. ISM manager is Sea Quest Ship Management of Manila, Philippines. It is entered with Standard Club (Mediterranean & Middle East Division) on behalf of Sinbanali Shipping Inc of Manila, Philippines.

Tug SD Seahorse (IMO 9448190) became disabled and went adrift following a main engine failure in the Black Sea during the evening of June 20th, while en route from Novrossiysk to Varna. The crew tried and failed to repair the engine, and a tug was called to tow her to Sevastopol. On June 21st SD Seahorse was safely berthed at Ezerovo in the port of Varna. 2008-built, Russia-flagged, 483 gt SD Seahorse is owned by SD Seahorse Ltd care of manager Rosnefteflot JSC of Moscow, Russia. It is entered with Assuranceforeningen Gard – gjensidig – on behalf of SD Seahorse Ltd.

General cargo ship Heyn (IMO 9423671) lost main engine power and pitch and allided with the Goole south pier on the River Ouse, shortly after midnight on June 20th, while en route from Kokkola to Goole. There were seven crew members on board. The vessel sustained damage to her bulbous bow and ran aground. No pollution or water ingress was reported. A tug was called. The vessel was carrying 2,556 tonnes of feed phosphate, along with 44 tonnes of gas oil and 1.86 cbm lube oil. The ship berthed at Goole later that day. 2008-built, Netherlands-flagged, 2,528 gt Heyn is owned by Heyn BV care of Wagenborg Shipping BV of Delfzjil, Netherlands. ISM manager is Concurrent Shipmanagment BV of Delfzjil, Netherlands. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of Heyn BV.

A fire erupted on the cargo deck of tanker Jose Maria Morelos II (IMO 9396086) during the morning of June 21st during a hose connection procedure at the Salina Cruz Refinery Terminal, Mexico. An incidental spark was said to be the cause of the fire. It was quickly extinguished by terminal personnel and the crew, and no injuries or damage was reported. 2009-built, Mexico-flagged, 29,304 gt Jose Maria Morelos II is owned and managed by Pemex Logistica of Mexico City, Mexico. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of Pemex Logistica.