Marine accident round-up : 29th June 2020

RoRo cargo ship Arrow (IMO 9119414) ran aground at the entrance to Aberdeen’s harbour On June 25, 2020, en route from Lerwick, and became stuck with a list to starboard side. A tug was called to assist and managed to pull the ship off, and continued into the port at 08:15. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency was made aware of the incident, which will be investigated. There were no reported injuries or risk to the environment. 1998-built, Isle of Man-flagged, 7,606 gt Arrow is owned by CFCL Arrow LLC care of manager Clipper Bulk AS of Copenhagen, Denmark. ISM manager if Seatruck Ferries of Morecambe, UK. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of CFCL Arrow LLC.

General cargo ship Amoenitas (IMO 9505510) allided with a bridge while entering a lock in Iroquois, Ontario around dawn on June 19th. The vessel and the bridge sustained minor damage. The ship had sailed from Montreal and was en route to Port Colborne, where it arrived during the evening of June 20th. 2010-built, Antigua & Barbuda-flagged, 11,473 gt Amoenitas is owned by Palanpur GmbH & Co KG care of manager Harren Ship Management of Bremen, Germany. It is entered with Gard P&I Club on behalf of Harren & Partner Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG MS “PALANPUR”. It is entered for H&M and Loss of Hire with Norwegian Hull Club on behalf of Harren Shipping Services GmbH & Co KG, with Gard having a subscription position.

About 180 container units had been transferred from cargo ship Shahraz (IMO 9349576) to other vessels by June 19th, using a floating crane and barges. Around 2000 metric tonnes of oil has also been removed. The vessel remained stable and safe. The ship had run aground in the waters off Batam on May 11th, in order to prevent a collision with bulk carrier Samudra Sakti I. Indonesian maritime safety officials have said that both ships altered their course to avoid coming in contact with a small tug that had cut across their path. They had then turned away from the main shipping lane to avoid coming in contact with each other in a busy waterway.

2008-built, Iran-flagged, 74,175 gt Shahraz is owned by Kish Roaring Ocean Shipping Co care of manager Rahbaran Omid Darya Shipping Management of Tehran, Iran.

A Clarksons broker was one of six people found to have gone on a bar crawl in Singapore, defying lockdown regulations. The authorities fined and permanently removed the work permit of Neil Gordon Buchan, a 30-year-old subsea  and renewables broker with offshore and marine intelligence and consultancy service Clarksons in Singapore for nearly eight years. Four Britons, including Buchan, were charged that on May 16th they breached legislation that banned all social gatherings of any size — both in private and public spaces — to help curb the spread of Covid-19.