Marine accident round-up : 27th October 2020

Chemical/oil products tanker Golden Nori (IMO 9151137) was reported arrested in Singapore on the orders of the High Court late on October 22nd. The arresting solicitor was Haridass Ho & Partners. The vessel was located at Western Anchorage. As of October 26th it remained in that position. 1997-built, Panama-flagged, 6,268 gt GoldenNori is owned by Golden Slumbers Shipping SA care of manager KSIM Co Ltd of Busan, South Korea. It is entered with Standard Club (Standard Asia Division) on behalf of Golden Slumbers Shipping SA.

Cases of Covid-19 were detected on fishing support vessel Dr Eduardo L Holmberg (IMO 7918189) on October 20th while it was in Mar del Plata, the day that it was scheduled to depart. The crew were isolated, everyone was re-swabbed and the ship was disinfected. It was now hoped that the vessel would be allowed to leave on October 26th. The vessel was scheduled to leave for a comprehensive evaluation of demersal resources in the Rio de la Plata area. That trip might now start after a week’s delay. The crew and technical personnel were sent to isolation in a hotel to repeat the swab. If they all test negative after another 48 hours, they would embark. If the Holmberg finally sets sail, the researchers on board plan to estimate the biomass, abundance, distribution, areas of concentration and population structure of common hake north of parallel 41º S, to estimate the relative abundances of the main demersal resources present in the area and analyze the population structure and its relationship with environmental variables.

1980-built, Argentina-flagged, 1,162 Dr E L Homberg is owned and managed by Inidep of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

An outbreak of Covid-19 was reported aboard superyacht Eclipse (IMO 1009613) while it was berthed at Blohm & Voss in Hamburg. Upon arrival from Gibraltar on September 30th, the master had reported that the crew was healthy. However, shortly after the yacht was docked, two crew members with mild symptoms tested positive. They were quarantined. As of October 26th the vessel remained moored in Hamurg.

Eclipse was built by Blohm+Voss of Hamburg, Germany, and is reputedly the fourth-longest afloat. The yacht was delivered to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich in December 2010. At 162.5 metres Eclipse was the world’s longest private yacht until the Azzam was launched in April 2013. There are about 70 crew members on board when in full operation.

2010-built, Bermuda-flagged, 13,564 gt Eclipse is owned and managed by Kane Global Holdings Ltd care of Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd of London, UK. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Kane Global Holdings Ltd.