Marine accident round-up : 2nd June 2017

Bulk carrier JP Cosmos (IMO 9392248) was in collision with the oil products tanker Kiyosato Maru (IMO 9213181) in the Tokyo Bay southeast of Minami on the morning of May 31st. The port aft of the cargo ship which was loaded with 6220 tons of coal clashed with the bow of the tanker which was punctured above the water line. The tanker was loaded with 2000 tons of naphtha and had come from Nagoya. There was no spill. Both ships were anchored near the collision site off Yokohama.

2008-built 7,288 gt JP Cosmos is owned by Kawasaki Kinkai/JPEC and managed by Kawakin Ship Management, both of Tokyo, Japan.

1999-built, 3,491 gt Kiyosato Maru is owned by Nichiyo Kaiun/Nichiyo Marine and managed by Nichiyo Marine YK, both of Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi prefecture.

The investigation into the collision between a CMA-CGM containership (previously reported as Centaurus (IMO:9410777)) and a quay crane at Terminal 1 in Jebel Ali, Dubai on May 4th will finish this month, DP World has told Port Technology. DP World said that the 10 people who sustained injuries when the crane collapsed onto the quay, narrowly missing an office block had all now been discharged. A second quay crane that was struck but not toppled remains out of use pending repair. A pilot with knowledge of berthing operations at the port has said elsewhere that the collision was probably the result of the ship not turning fast enough, with a manoeuvring plan being changed “half-way through” in an attempt to help a vessel outbound from the general cargo terminal.