Marine accident round-up : 30th April 2021

US-flagged containership President Eisenhower (IMO 9295220) suffered a fire in the engine room in California’s Santa Barbara Channel during the early morning of Wednesday April 28th local time, shortly after leaving Los Angeles, bound for San Francisco. Initially it appeared to be drifting towards shore, from its starting point about 20nm off the Santa Barbara coast. The US Coast Guard responded and sent a ship to assist. By early April 29th the ship was moving towards Los Angeles at about 4.5 knots, apparently being towed by the tugs Shirley C and Teresa Brusco. The ship is nearly 300-metres-long and has a nominal teu capacity of 7,831. A UASCG spokesperson confirmed that the President Eisenhower suffered a fire that was extinguished by the crew and/or the ship’s own fire suppression system. No injuries or pollution were reported. President Eisenhower, once the Hanjin Dallas, was built in 2005 and is operated by CMA CGM Asia Shipping Pte Ltd. The ship is one of nine US-flagged containerships in American President Lines’ (APL) fleet. APL is a Singapore-based subsidiary of CMA CGM.

2005-built, USA-flagged, 82,794 gt President Eisenhower is owned by Wilmington Trust/APL & Others, care of manager APL Maritime Ltd of Bethesda, Maryland, USA. It is entered with Gard P&I on behalf of President Eisenhower Trust.

Salvamento Marítimo medevaced a sick crew member of hopper dredger Lange Wapper (IMO 9174139) while it was 240 miles off the Galician coast, on April 23rd. A helicopter was deployed. The patient was safely hoisted and taken to a hospital. The dredger, en route from Ponta Delgada to Antwerp, reached Antwerp on April 27th.

1999-built, Belgium-flagged, 12,536 gt Lange Wrapper is owned by Decloedt/Dredging care of manager Dredging International NV of Zwijndrecht, Belgium. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Dredging Environmental And Marine Engineering NV.

General cargo ship Dana Trader (IMO 7726952) reportedly sank when it was some 15nm north of Abu Qir, Egypt, early in the morning of March 11th, while en route from Alexandria to Beirut, Lebanon. Nine crew were rescued, one was recovered dead by the Egyptian Navy and one remains missing. No AIS signal since March 11th, when it was in the Eastern Mediterranean.

1978-built, Togo-flagged, 1,892 gt Dana Trader is owned and managed by Dana Maritime Co Ltd of Tripoli, Lebanon.

An oil spill occurred while oil products tanker Siziman (IMO 8711875) was bunkering the Chios Trinity (IMO 9279379) in the port of Vanino, Khabarovsk Territory. The Marine Rescue Service of the Sakhalin branch’s Vanino subdivision conducted standard oil response activities. The spill of heavy fuel oil was caused by the rupture of a fuel hose. 200 litres were spilled onto the deck of the Chios Trinity, while 100 litres went into the water. The Spasatel Aleksyuk placed 200 metres of booms around the vessel and collected the spilled oil with sorbents.

As of April 29th the Siziman was at anchor off Vanino, as was the Chios Trinity.

1989-built, Russia-flagged, 1,905 gt Siziman is owned by Bussola Management care of manager Far Eastern Tanker Co Ltd (OOO ‘ Dalnevostochnaya Tankernaya Kompaniya’) of Vanino, Khabarovskiy kray, Russia. It is entered with VSK Insurance Co.

2004-built, Panama-flagged, 27,989 gt Chios Trinity is owned by Venture Shipping & Trading SA care of manager Harbor Shipping & Trading SA of Athens, Greece. It is entered with American Club on behalf of Venture Shipping & Trading SA.

Chemical/oil products tanker Nordic Nelly (IMO 9130808) allided with a pier while berthing at the port of Aveiro on April 20th. The wharf and ground equipment suffered damage in the accident. No injuries or pollution was reported. The tanker left Aveiro again on April 23rd, arriving at Bilbao on April 25th. As of April 29th the vessel was underway from Aveiro, Portugal, to San Ciprian, Spain, ETA April 30th.

1997-built, Denmark-flagged, 4,137 gt Nordic Nelly is owned by Crystal Nordic Shipowning KS care of manager MOL Chemical Tankers Europe A/S pf Hellerup, Denmark. It is entered with Gard AS on behalf of Crystal Nordic Shipowning K/S. For H&M it is entered with AGCS on behalf of John T. Essberger GmbH & Co KG, with Gard holding a subscription position.

General cargo ship Edmy (IMO 9263540) ran aground during the afternoon of April 26th while en route from Mongstadfjord to Aberdeen with 5000 tons of rock. There were 10 crew on board,. Tug Gouwestroom was called to assist and refloated the vessel promptly. The Edmy was towed to Aberdeen anchorage for investigations and surveys, mooring there on April 27th, where it remained as of April 29th.

2002-built, Portugal-flagged, 4,938 gt Edmy is owned and managed by Myklebusthaug Rederi AS of Fonnes, Norway. It is entered with Gard P&I Club on behalf of Mikkal Myklebusthaug Rederi AS. For H&M it is entered with Alandia Försäkring Abp on behalf of Myklebusthaug Management AS, with Gard holding a subscription position.