Marine accident round-up : 27th November 2024

A Swedish Coast Guard surveillance aircraft spotted an oil spill near Falsterbo and was able to directly trace it to chemical/oil products tanker Banglar Agragoti (IMO 9793870) , which was cleaning its tanks southwest of Falsterbo on November 13th at 11:30 local time. The extent of the spill was about 8km/sq. Analysis of a sampling buoy showed the spill to consist of palm oil. The result was matched against a reference sampling when the vessel reached Gothenburg on November 14th. After questioning the Master of the vessel was fined the equivalent of $3,580. The ship left Gothenburg the same day en route to Amsterdam and moored on IJmuiden Anchorage on November 20th, where it remained on November 23rd.

2019-built, Bangladesh-flagged, 24,167 gt Banglar Agragoti is owned and managed by Bangladesh Shipping Corp of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is entered with Skuld (Skuld Singapore International) on behalf of Bangladesh Shipping Corp.

Liu Chong, chairman of COSCO Shipping Development, reportedly has been detained by authorities. COSCO Shipping Development, the finance and leasing arm of the world’s largest shipowner, COSCO, said in a filing earlier this week that Liu had submitted a written resignation from all duties in the company, citing “personal reasons”. Liu also relinquished his board positions at China Merchants Securities and Everbright Bank.

General cargo ship Lady Berna (IMO 9214733) requested medical assistance when at Taranto anchorage after the Master, a 40-year-old Turkish national, was thought to have suffered a heart attack. A patrol boat took the victim to the port for initial medical treatment. His condition was found not to be life-threatening, but he needed time to recover. The Chief Officer took over temporary control of the ship. As of November 24th the ship remained stationary off the port, where it had been moored since November 6th.

2003-built, Vanuatu-flagged, 3,911 gt Lady Berna is owned by NS Shipping Corp care of NSMar Shipping & Management of Istanbul, Turkiye.

Probitas is reported by Insurance Insider to be launching into the marine and energy liability market in 2024 and to have hired Edward Abbott, Head of Marine & Energy at The Hartford since June 2020, to lead the buildout.

Probitas Syndicate 1492 currently focuses on Property, Construction, Casualty, Financial Lines and Cyber & Technology. Launched in 2015 with Capita as its turnkey managing agency, Probitas Managing Agency Ltd was authorized in 2021 and for 2022 the accounts were recorded with Lloyd’s under the Probitas name.