Marine accident round-up : 5th June 2023

A fire broke out in the cargo hold of bulk carrier Silver Lady (IMO 9279367) while it was scrap loading during the evening of June 2nd while it was berthed at Dordrecht Netherlands. The fire spread to scrap that was piled at the quay. A significant firefighting response brought the blaze under control by around midnight, and by 01:00 the fire was declared extinguished.

2003-built, Malta-flagged, 27,989 gt Silver Lady is owned by Yokwe Shipholding Co care of Aims Shipping Corp of Athens, Greece. It is entered with NorthStandard (Standard Club, European Division) on behalf of Yokwe Shipholding Co.

Fishing vessel Grand Saint Bernard (IMO 8811522) was reported to have run aground during the afternoon of June 2nd off Dursey Island at the coast of west Cork with 14 people on board. The Valentia Coast Guard was notified and deployed a Coast Guard helicopter rescue as well as seagoing units. Weather conditions at the time were good, with light winds and a moderate swell. The vessel was hard aground. The vessel’s crew were on the deck and all wearing lifejackets. Because of the angle at which the vessel was perched and the fact that it was rocking from side to side, the decision was made to evacuate 10 of the vessel’s crew by helicopter. The vessel was subsequently refloated. The trawler was then towed to Casteltownbere by a tug, where as of June 3rd it remained moored.

1988-built, France-flagged, 273 gt Grand Saint-Bernard is owned and managed by La Paloma SARL of Hendaye, France.

The Chief Engineer of landing craft Sea Parrot (IMO 9804631), which had been anchored at the Galle Harbour, south-west Sri Lanka, during the morning of on May 31st fell from the ship into the sea and died. 62-year old Lituhuanian Alekseje Vitalij got lost over board while engaged in work on the upper deck. The ship’s staff were able to rescue the engineer and get him taken to hospital, but he subsequently died. Further investigations were being conducted by the Galle Port Police. As of June 3rd the vessel was moored at Galle.

2023-built, Tuvalu-flagged, 1,716 gt Sea Parrot is owned by Al Mutawa Marine Works LLC of Abu Dhabi, UAE. It is managed by Internatonal Maritime Ser-Ast of Fremantle, Western Australia.