Marine accident round-up : 3rd November 2023

Cargo ship Aleksander Gusev (IMO 9052678) ran aground in the Korelinskaya Bay in the Barents Sea on October 17th in poor weather. It was reported to be impossible to refloat the vessel because of the bad weather. The vessel was carrying a cargo of 200 tons of fish food, with eight crew. There was a threat of capsizing, so the crew were evacuated by helicopter.

1993-built, Rusia-flagged, 1,598 gt Aleksander Gusev is owned and managed by Inarctica North-West LLC of Murmansk, Russia.

Bulk carrier STL Miracle (IMO 9317523) took on water in its engine room as a result of a cracked sea water cooling pipe on October 23rd when the vessel was in the Haro Strait, British Columbia. The vessel proceeded to anchorage and the crew conducted repair works, before the ship resumed its voyage to Donghae, South Korea, with an ETA of November 11th.

2008-built, Liberia-flagged, 42,665 gt STL Miracle is owned by Blue Miracle Shipping Co Inc care of Fleet Management Ltd of Hong Kong, China. It is entered with West P&I (Claims Team Hong Kong) on behalf of Blue Miracle Shipping Co Inc.

Cargo ship Courtesy K (IMO 9414448) suffered damage to its No 3 cargo hold bottom plates on October 21st after a piece of cargo-handling equipment fell while the vessel was in Vancouver, British Columbia. The damage was temporarily repaired, and the vessel resumed its voyage.

2012-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 19,999 gt Courtesy K is owned by Courtesy Shipping SA care of Kast Shipmanagement SA of Athens, Greece. ISM manager is V Ships Greece Ltd of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with The Swedish Club (Piraeus Team) on behalf of Courtesy Shipping SA.

General cargo ship Volgo-Balt 213 (IMO 8841632) suffered a technical failure during the morning of October 31st while in the Northern entrance of the Istanbul Strait, en route from Trabzon to Tuzla, both Turkiye. A Coastal Safety tug and a duty strait pilot assisted the vessel, which continued the transit and arrived at Tuzla anchorage the same day. It entered the Desan Yardgem United Shipyards, where a detailed damage survey was carried out by class surveyor, together with the owner’s superintendent and shipyard engineers. Subsequently, permanent repairs were commenced by shore based technical teams.

1978-built, Panama-flagged, 2,516 gt Volgo-Balt 213 is owned by Baltwave 213Ltd care of Orbital Ship Management Co of Istanbul, Turkiye. As of November 2nd the vessel was moored at Tuzla, Turkiye.