Marine accident round-up : 3rd August 2021

Bulk carrier Bulk Shenzhen (IMO 9849746) collided with bulk carrier RB Lisa (IMO 9730828) in the Yangtze River at Shanghai early on August 2nd local time. The circumstances of the collision were not immediately clear. The RB Lisa was understood to have unmoored from the pier at Chongming island in the Yangtze estuary, and subsequently to have collided with the incoming Bulk Shenzhen. Both ships were anchored near the collision site and as of the afternoon of August 2nd both remained in position. The Bulk Shenzhen was reported to have sustained shell plate damages in the bow area, but there was not yet any information on whether the RB Lisa had been damaged.

As of August 2nd the Bulk Shenzhen was at anchor in the port of Shanghai, as was the RB Lisa.

2020-built, Liberia-flagged, 107,879 gt Bulk Shenzhen is owned by 2020 Bulkers Shenzhen Inc care of manager 2020 Bulkers Ltd of Oslo, Norway. ISM manager is OSM Bergen Dry AS of Sandsli, Norway. It is entered with Gard P&I on behalf of 2020 Bulkers Shenzhen Inc.

2016-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 44,411 gt RB Lisa is owned by RB Lisa Ltd care of RB British Marine (UK) Ltd of London, UK. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of RB Lisa Ltd.

Bulk carrier Ambition Journey (IMO 9216690) suffered engine failure and drifted aground in shallow waters off Sulangan Island, Eastern Samar, Philippines, early on August 2nd local time. The ship, which was loaded with 49,550 tons of nickel ore, was en route from Homonhon Island to China. All 21 Chinese crew were reported to have been evacuated and taken to the nearest town, where they were to be placed in quarantine.  No AIS record of the vessel since mid-July.

2001-built, Panama-flagged, 28,691 gt Ambition Journey is owned and managed by QQ International Shipping Ltd of Hong Kong, China. ISM manager is Global Maritime Services Pte of Hong Kong, China. It is entered with Swedish Club (Asia Team) on behalf of QQ International Shipping Ltd.

The Mexican Navy, in coordination with the Regional Captaincy of the Lázaro Cárdenas Port, Mexico, has carried out a medical evacuation of a Russian crew member of LNG tankship SCF La Perouse (IMO 9849887) some 50nm out to sea. The man presented the symptoms of severe bleeding peptic ulcer while the ship was west-southwest of the port of Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán. As of July 30th the vessel was underway off the west coast of America, heading for Yeosu in South Korea, ETA August 18th.

2020-built, Liberia-flagged, 116,779 gt SCF La Perouse is owned by Albus Shipping Ltd care manager Sovcomflot of St Petersburg Russia. ISM manager is SCF Management Services of Dubai. It is entered with North of England on behalf of Albus Shipping Ltd.

The Port Authority of Thira, Greece, was informed during the morning of July 29th that a 27-year-old crew member on passenger ship Celestyal Olympia (IMO 7927984) needed to be medevaced. The ship sailed to the anchorage of the bay of Thi, where the patient was disembarked safely and transported to the General Hospital of Thira, where he remained for further examination and treatment. The ship continued its planned route from Thira to Rhodes. As of August 2nd the vessel was travelling from Lavrio in Greece to Thessaloniki in Greece.

1982-built, Malta-flagged, 37,773 gt Celestyal Olympia is owned by Destiny Trading Opco LLC care of manager Optimum Shipmanagement Service of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with West of England (Eastern Claims Team) on behalf of Destiny Trading OPCO LLC.

Box ship Kota Lembah (IMO 9622318) was in collision with New Zealand- registered fishing boat Commission in the Bay of Plenty during the morning of July 28th. The fishing boat was damaged, and the container ship was ordered to interrupt its journey from Lyttelton to Wellington, being told to call in at Auckland for investigations. She left Auckland on August 1st with an ETA at Wellington of August 3rd.

2013-built, Singapore-flagged, 42,020 gt Kota Lembah is owned and managed by Pacific International Lines of Singapore. ISM manager is PIL Ship management Shanghai of Shanghai, China. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd.