Marine accident round-up : 28th September 2022

The Chittagong Port Authority of Bangladesh (CPA) arrested general cargo ship Nam Phat Ocean (IMO 9385805) on September 19th on the order of the local court. It had arrived from Visakhapatnam with a cargo of 8,000 tonnes of stone for the local market. As of September 26th it remained stationary at Chittagong outer anchorage.

2007-built, Vietnam-flagged, 5,691 gt Nam Phat Ocean is owned by Nam Phat Ship care of manager Nam Phat Trading & Producing Co Ltd of Hanoi, Vietnam. It is entered with West of England (Claims Team Hong Kong) on behalf of Nam Phat Shibbuilding & Shipping Co Corp.

Cargo ship Tayma Express (IMO 9525895) requested medical assistance early on September 23rd after a crew member suffered chemical burns, and his condition began to deteriorate. The ship was under way 70nm southeast of Shanghai at the time. SAR vessel Dong Hai Jiu 321 medevaced the victim to land and he was taken to hospital. After disembarking the injured crew member the container ship returned to Yangshan Anchorage and berthed in port on September 24th. On September 25th it left Yangshan, bound for Kaohsiung, where it arrived on September 26th. As oof September 27th it was en route to Shekou, China, ETA unknown.

2012-built, Liberia-flagged, 141,077 gt Tayma Express is owned by NF Shipping Maritime 2 Ltd care of manager United Arab Shipping Co Dubai of Dubai, UAE. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of NF Shipping Maritime 2 Ltd.

General cargo ship China Board 1 (IMO 8356027) was reported disabled and adrift in the Gulf of Tonkin north of Da Nang, from late on September 24th, while en route from Vung Tau to Macau. The ship had suffered an engine malfunction. The owner tried to assign a tug but salvage failed because of approaching typhoon Noru. The owner ordered the 14 crew (five Vietnamese and nine Chinese) to abandon ship. They were rescued by a Vietnamese SAR ship during the afternoon of September 26th and disembarked at Chan May port, north of Da Nang. As of September 25th listed as Not Under Command a few miles north of Da nang.

2005-built, Panama-flagged, 2,987 gt China Board 1 is owned by China Board Shipping Ltd care of manager Fujian Shipping Group Co of Fuzhou, Fujian, China.

An explosion occurred on board general cargo ship Ocean Harmony (IMO 9254757) late on September 23rd while it was berthed at Pier 1, Incheon Inner Harbour, South Korea killing the 42-year old Chinese captain. A fire ensued. The rest of the 14 crew left the ship, According to a preliminary report an oxygen cylinder exploded. The ship had arrived at Incheon from China on September 22nd. As of September 27th it remained moored at Incheon.

2002-built, Belize-flagged, 6,381 gt Ocean Harmony is owned by Harmony International Marine care of manager Hongkong Hongpeng Shipping Co Ltd of Hong Kong, China.