Marine accident round-up : 29th January 2024

The generator on general cargo ship Dong Yu (IMO 9575369) stopped working on January 25th, forcing the crew to send a request to the local Coast Guard to be rescued. The emergency generator was also not working. A helicopter of the Japan Air Self-Defence Force was dispatched and all 13 crew members were flown to Toyama Airport. The vessel has been swept 200 metres east from its original position and had a list of 10 to 12 degrees to port side. The shipowner was discussing how to respond. It eventually ran aground.

2009-built, Panama-flagged, 2,962 gt Dong Yu is owned by Pan-Pacific Investment MGMT Co care of manager Sea Sailing Shipping Co Ltd of Liaoning, China. As of January 25th the vessel was aground off Toyama, Japan.

Pleasure craft Altego II (MMSI 267210009) suffered hull damage and began leaking fuel after its grounding near Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii on January 8th during strong winds. The owner was able to remove approximately 75 gallons of fuel prior to handing over pollution removal actions to the US Coast Guard. The Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) worked with the owner and a contracted spill response organization to mitigate the impact of the fuel that remained on board. Sorbents were deployed to collect spilled fuel, and patches were applied to the hull. Pollution removal operations were successfully completed as of January 25th. About 65 gallons of oily water waste were removed by the USCG contracted organization. Hawaii Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) was in contact with the owner regarding salvage plans.

Cargo ship Maximus-1 (IMO 9344734) which had suffered an engine failure last November 22nd when en route from Reni to Egypt, and which was shifted to Tulcea for permanent repairs on November 24th, was taken in tow on January 22nd by tug Sea Vanquish (IMO 9559573) after repairs failed. During the passage through the Istanbul Strait, Coastal Safety tug Kurtarma 12 (IMO 9854404) provided an escort service. The vessel eventually berthed at the Haydarpasa Container Terminal on January 24th.

2004-built, Panama-flagged, 6,177 gt Maximus-1 is owned by DD Shipping Ltd-MAI care of manager Seahorse Shipping & Engineering Coof Istanbul, Turkiye.

A dredger known as either Ginger (IMO 6521915) or Severodvinskiy sank at its berth at the port of Mykolaiv, Ukraine, spilling petroleum into the harbour. Ukraine’s State Environmental Inspectorate said that the vessel went down on January 15th for an unknown reason. Photographs and water-quality sampling revealed worsening pollution from the wreck. As of January 19th the petroleum concentration in the water was about 15 times normal levels.

Listed on Equasis as the Severodvinskiy the vessel was built in 1966 and came in at 1,944 gt. It was listed as owned and managed by Leymark Industrial LP of Calgary, Canada, although it was uncertain whether this was still the case. ISM manager is Faros Shipping Co SarL. Marine Traffic lists it as Tanzania-flagged.