Marine accident round-up : 3rd June 2020

A fire broke out aboard offshore processing ship Terra Nova (IMO 9183532) east of Newfoundland and Labrador during the night of May 20th. The FPSO was undergoing maintenance works at the time and had no oil or gas in its tanks. The fire was extinguished by on-board-personnel. The extent of damage was unknown. There were 82 workers on board at the time. No evacuation was necessary.

2000-built, Canada-flagged, 110,720 gt Terra Nova FPSO is owned and managed by Suncor Energy Inc of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is entered with Gard P&I on behalf of Suncor Energy Inc

Tug Pacific Dolphin reached VLCC Yuan Yua Hu (IMO 9723588) during the morning of May 31st and pulled the supertanker out to sea, a good distance from the rocky coast. The tug was now en route to Durban with the Yuan Hua Hu in tow, accompanied by smaller tug Smit Siyanda. The convoy was expected to arrive in Durban on June 3rd. 2015-built, China-flagged, 160,081 gt Yuan Hua Hu is owned by Cosco Shipping Tanker Dalian of Dalian, Liaoning, and managed by Cosco Shipping Energy Trans of Shanghai, China. It is entered with Gard AS on behalf of Cosco Shipping Tanker Dalian Co Ltd. Claims leader for H&M is Swiss Re AG on behalf of Cosco Shipping Captive Insurance Co Ltd.

Chemical/oil products tanker Ghetty Bottiglieri (IMO 9232034) suffered engine failure on May 23rd in the Arabian Sea while en route from Amsterdam to Singapore, according to AIS. A salvage company was contracted and the tanker was reported to have been taken on tow by tug Gladiator early on June 1st. 2002-built, Italy-flagged, 25,063 gt Ghetty Bottiglieri is owned and managed by Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping of Naples, Italy. It is entered with UK Club (area group E2 EMEA) on behalf of Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA.