Marine accident round-up : 27th May 2021

Claims group WE Cox has reported being informed of the grounding of bulk carrier Ahu C (IMO 9278167) on April 14th when in the River Congo about 100 nm from Ponte Noire. The vessel was travelling from Colombo to Matadi, laden with a cargo of 20,000mt of bagged rice. T&T Salvage LLC assisted in the refloating, having been contracted under Lloyd’s Open Form. As of April 26th the vessel remained stopped on the River Congo.

2004-built, Marshall Islands-flagged 19,796 gt Ahu C is owned by Ahu Shipping Inc care of manager Manta Denizcilik Nakliyat ve Ticaret Ltd Sti of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Standard Club (International Division) on behalf of Ahu Shipping Inc.

Authorities of the port of Nakhodka detained general cargo ship ST Wind (IMO 8900983) on April 19th due to allegedly unpaid crew wages of more than RUB2m ($26,500). There were 16 crew members on board. Representatives of the FERO RPSM and the transport police were working on the ship. The owner of the vessel was said to be the same company that owns the Port May, which was previously detained in Kamchatka due to crew salary arrears and technical malfunctions.

1991-built, Russia-flagged, 3,988 gt St Wind is owned by Avangard-4 Shipping Co SA care of manager Shipping –Trans Group of Vladivostok, Russia.

Migrant rescue vessel Open Arms (IMO 7325887) was subject to a Port State Control (PCS) inspection at general cargo terminal 1 in the port of Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy on April 17th. The vessel was placed under administrative detention in accordance with the Paris MoU. The checks lasted for about 17 hours, ending in the evening. The Italian Coast Guard found some deficiencies regarding navigational safety and protection of the marine environment. The PSC detention will remain in force until the deficiencies have been rectified. As of April 26th the vessel remained in Pozzallo.

1974-built, Spain-flagged, 427 gt Open Arms is owned and managed by Proactiva Open Arms. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Fundacion Proa (Proactiva Open Arms),

A helicopter carried out the medical evacuation of a 44-year-old crew member from fishing vessel Airoa (IMO 9338383) on April 22nd when the boat was 15nm north of Malpica, Spain. The crew member was suffering from severe abdominal pain. He was transferred to Alvedro where an ambulance was waiting for him. The emergency response was coordinated by the Finisterre Centre of Salvamento Marítimo. As of April 26th the vessel was backed engaged in fishing in the Bay of Biscay.

2005-built, Spain-flagged, 222 gt Airoa is owned and managed by Ribeirenses Pesquerias of Santa Uxia de Ribeira (A Coruna), Spain.

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