Marine accident round-up : 29th May 2021

A crew member of refrigerated cargo ship Green Guatemala (IMO 8912144) badly injured his shoulder after a fall on May 21st during rough seas. The vessel was transiting from the Irish Sea into the Celtic Sea, en route from Lagos to Las Palmas. He had to be evacuated from the ship by the Falmouth lifeboat. The reefer diverted to Falmouth. The crew member was safely on board a lifeboat within hours and was assessed by two casualty care trained lifeboat crew, one of whom was a doctor. The lifeboat then headed back towards Falmouth where the casualty was safely landed ashore to await the arrival of an ambulance.  As of May 27th the vessel was stopped at Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.

1992-built, Bahamas-flagged, 7,743 gt Green Guatemala is owned by Green Shipping 3 AS care of Transit Invest ASA (Green Reefers) of Nesttun, Norway. It is managed by Green Management SP Z OO of Gdynia, Poland. It is entered with Skuld (Business Unit Bergen) on behalf of Green Shipping AS

Pipe Layer Fortuna (IMO 8674156) has started laying pipes for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in German waters, the gas project said on May 23rd. The Fortuna will be working in German waters from May 22nd to June 30th, having earlier laid pipes in Denmark. The $11bn venture is led by the Russian state energy company Gazprom. 2010-built, Russia-flagged, 40,978 gt Fortuna is owned and managed by KVT-Rus LLC of Moscow, Russia.

Oil products tanker JW Jewel (IMO 9402964) was detained in Tanjung Tuan on May 22nd having allegedly tried to escape from detention. It was said to have gone missing from where it was previously detained by the Johor Malaysian Maritime, on a charge of unauthorized anchoring in the waters of Tanjung Balau. As of May 27th the essel was at anchor off Negeri Sembilan in the Mallaca Strait. 2007-built, Singapore-flagged, 5,803 gt JW Jewel is owned and managed by Far East Shipping & Trading Pte of Singapore.

A crew member of crude oil tanker Mayasan (IMO 9839856), suffered abdominal pain and needed to be medevaced from 180nm southeast of Nha Trang, Vietnam on May 25th. Philippines national Del Valle Onilique Rosales was diagnosed with acute appendicitis. A Vietnamese MRCC deployed SAR27-01 to medevac the patient and take him to the port of Nha Trang, in the province of Khanh Hoa, for urgent medical treatment. The sailor was taken to the Khanh Hoa General Hospital for further care. As of May 22nd (last reported position) the vessel was in the Riau Archipelago, Indonesia.

2018-built, Panama-flagged, 162,616 gt Mayasan is owned by Saber Tanker Corp care of manager Mitsui ISK Lines Ltd (MOL) of Tokyo, Japan. ISM manager is MOL Tankship Management of Singapore. It is entered with Japan Club (Tokyo office in charge) on behalf of Saber Tanker Corp.