Marine accident round-up : 29th July 2020

Aggregates carrier KM DJO NO 3 (IMO 8859457) was caught in rough weather on July 24th and drifted towards shore, finally hitting the rocks at Masalembu island, Java sea, Indonesia, causing water ingress. The ship partially sank although it was hoped that salvage of hull and cargo might be possible. Of the 16 people on board (13 being crew), nine were evacuated and seven remained on board to protect the cargo and assist in salvage. 1991-built, Indonesia-flagged, 684 gt Djp No. 3 is owned and managed by Hari Baru Indonesia PT of Surabaya, Indonesia.

Further details on yesterday’s Hong Kong quarantines. Cargo ship CMA CGM Rossini (IMO 9280639) has been put under quarantine at the Hong Kong anchorage after one crew member on board tested positive for Covid-19 upon the vessel’s arrival on July 10th. The seafarer who fell sick has now fully recovered and left the hospital. A full deep clean was  conducted on board. All remaining crew members tested negative for the virus. As of July 27th the ship remained moored. 2004-built, France-flagged, 65,730 gt CMA CGM Rossini is owned by Ocean Tianfu Shipping Ltd care of manager CMS CGM SA of Marseille, France. It is entered with North of England on behalf of Ocean Tianfu Shipping Ltd.

Cargo ship Darya Ganga (IMO 9601936) has been put under quarantine at Hong Kong anchorage after a crew member tested positive for Covid-19 upon the vessel’s arrival on July 17th. A signing-on crew member was found to be infected upon arrival at the airport and was prevented from embarkment. As of July 27th the ship remained at anchor. 2012-built, Hong Kong-flagged, 22,726 gt Darya Ganga is owned by Ganga Shipping Ltd care of manager Chellaram Shipping Hong Kong of Hong Kong. It is entered with Standard Club (Standard Asia division) on behalf of Ganga Shipping Ltd.

Fishing vessel Pesorsa Dos (IMO 7360930) was detained by an Irish Navy patrol vessel about 250 miles off Malin Head, County Denegal, for alleged infringements of EU fishing regulations in Irish waters on July 16th. The vessel was gillnetting near Rockall and had ten tonnes of monkfish on board when it was detained and escorted to Killybegs, where it was handed over to the Garda and the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency (SFPA). A 24-hour detention order for the vessel was granted on July 21st at the Carrick-on-Shannon district court in County Leitrim. The ship left Killybegs again on July 22nd and berthed in La Coruna on July 26th. 1974-built, Germany-flagged, 196 gt Pesora Dos is owned and managed by Seamar GmbH of Lübeck, Germany.