Marine accident round-up : 31st August 2021

Jeremy Grose, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Club, will be a panellist at the Shipping Risk Forum on a session on ESG and Marine Insurance as part of London International Shipping Week 2021. This session will consider whether Marine Insurance has a role to play in changing industry behaviour or is it the markets’ role to solely provide cover to the existing and future fleet?

Date: September 14th 2021

Time: 14:00-15:15 BST

Fire destroyed the superstructure of Filipino coaster Delwin Mathew (IMO 8014526) on August 23rd when the vessel was in Tabaco City, Albay, southeast Luzon, Philippines. Fire started in galley and spread around the superstructure, it was extinguished with the help of or by the Philippines Coast Guard. team. The ship’s 22 crew were safe.

1980-built, Philippines-flagged, 248 gt Delwin Mathew is owned and managed by Pherwin Shipping Co of Camarines Sur, Philippines.

The Øyvon, when heading out to help the disabled Hurtigruten passenger ship Kong Harald during the night of August 24th, grounded near Rindarøy, adjacent to a fish farm. The vessel was checked for water ingress by its rescuers and was to be towed to Nærbøvågen, where it was to be hoisted ashore. The HRS South Norway was coordinating the response.

The case against the importer of the scrapped product carrier MT Shay (IMO 9166558), ex MT Shaybah, resumed at the Balochistan High Court on August 23rd. The vessel remained under arrest at the Gadani Shipbreaking Yard in Balochistan Province of Pakistan, as per Admiralty Suit No. 2/2021 dated July 021, for the short supply of cargo to QZY General Trading (Pvt) Ltd of Yemen. The appellant is claiming $2,465,020 as compensation for the alleged non-delivery of 2,059 tons of gas oil.

1998-built, Gabon-flagged, 28,519 gt Shay has an unknown owner. Until June this year it had been Panama-flagged, and known as the Shaybah, and listed as owned by Arab Maritime Petroleum Tpt Corp.

After bulk carrier Georgia Harmony (IMO 9836921) arrived on August 17th at Santos anchorage, Brazil, from Gibraltar, with 19 crew on board, ANVISA health agency found medical records showing that some crew have suspicious symptoms, and ordered a crew test. On August 23rd two crew were reported to have fallen seriously ill and had to be taken to hospital. One of them died, while the other was in a serious condition. Five other crew tested positive for Covid-19 but were asymptomatic and remained on board. The ship was put under 14-day quarantine and as of August 29th remained at anchorage off Santos. 2019-built, Panama-flagged, 24,331 gt Georgia Harmony is owned by Englewood Marine Corp care of manager Hiong Guan Navegacion Co Ltd of Hong Kong, China. ISM manager is H&J Marine Inc of Tokyo, Japan. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of Englewood Marine Corp