Marine accident round-up : 2nd December 2020

General cargo ship Tango Rey (IMO 9214185) was attacked by six armed pirates boarded the ship at around 03:00 UTC on November 30th in Conakry Anchorage waters, Guinea, West Africa. The pirates looted the superstructure and living quarters. The 14 crew were unharmed. The ship had docked at Conakry port on November 25th and moved to Conakry anchorage the following day. The vessel left anchorage and moved to port about four hours after the attack time and berthed.

2001-built, Vanuatu-flagged, 6,382 gt Tango Rey is owned by OSA Shipping Enterprises care of manager Tango Gemicilik San Ve Tic Ltd of Istanbul, Turkey. I

Livestock carrier Nabolsi I (IMO 7128760) experienced engine problems shortly after leaving Formentera anchorage in the Balearics, Spain, on November 27th. The ship had been sheltering from a storm since November 20th, but after the storm passed, found itself unable to leave because the engine would not work properly. The vessel was en route from Tenes, Algeria, to Sete, France, reportedly without any cattle on board. The vessel was reported to have been taken on tow by Spanish SAR ship Marta Marta.

1972-built, Panama-flagged, 1,259 gt Nabolsi 1 is owned by Sarab Shipping SA care of manager RJA Group SA of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with MS Amlin on behalf of Sarab Shipping SA.

General cargo ship Hoop (IMO 8506024) ran aground near Uggelhuse in Randers Fjord, Jutland peninsula, Denmark around dawn on November 25th, loaded with bulk cargo. As of December 1st the vessel was reported as moored at Randers. 1986-built, Panama-flagged, 1,139 gt Hoop is owned by Nu Cemarine care of manager Rederij Hoop of Tholen, Netherlands. It is reported by Equasis as being entered with NNPC.

Oil products tanker Hyun Jin (IMO 8910940) was reported abandoned, drifting in the South China Sea during the afternoon of November 24th. The tanker had been en route to Singapore with an ETA of November 25th, but the last AIS signal was from November 19th when the tanker was passing Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

1989-built, Niue-flagged, 496 gt Hyun Jin is owned and managed by MRM Services Pte of Singapore.

The Port Authority of Kavala, Greece, was informed at midday on November 26th that aggregates carrier Mastronikos (IMO 7624348) had run aground on sandy shallows in the area of Ammoglossa, Keramoti, Kavala. The vessel had sailed from the port of Nea Karvali, en route to Kalamaki, Corinth, loaded with 2,003 tonnes of fertilizer. There was a crew of nine on board. A patrol boat and a tug were deployed to assist. The ship was pulled off and escorted into the port of Keramoti. The Port Authority of Kavala banned the ship from sailing until the presentation of a class maintenance certificate by the attending classification society. No injuries nor pollution were reported. As of December 1st the vessel was stopped in Corinth East Anchorage.

1977-built, Greece-flagged, 1,839 gt Mastronikos is owned and managed by D Sea Carrier Shipping Co of Athens, Greece.

All eight crew members of landing craft Taunga Nui (IMO 9370123) were required to stay on board the ship off Avatiu in the Cook Islands for swab tests. The vessel had been scheduled to arrive on November 27th but the anticipated ETA was rescheduled and is yet to be confirmed. Once the tests come back negative the crew will be allowed to disembark. At this stage they will not be required to undertake supervised quarantine as they were tested within 96 hours of leaving Brisbane, Australia. By the time they arrive they would have been at sea for 14 days. None had developed any Covid-like symptoms while at sea. The crew members included seven Fiji nationals and a New Zealand national. The barge has sailed directly from Brisbane to Rarotonga. The crew also went directly to the barge from their quarantine hotel when departing Brisbane on November 13th. No recent indication from Marine Traffic as to the vessel’s location.

2006-built, Cook Islands-flagged, 482 gt Taunga Nui is owned and managed by Cook Islands General Transport of Cook Islands. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club