Marine accident round-up : 5th May 2021

Chemical/oil products tanker Sti Pimlico (IMO 9686871), which was entering port, collided with LNG tanker Bilbao Knutsen (IMO 9236432), which was leaving port, just outside Huelva, Gulf of Cadiz, Spain, early on April 30th, while the two vessels were in the port’s anchorage area. Both ships sustained damage and subsequently were anchored near the collision site. Sti Pimlico sustained starboard forecastle damages, and lost her starboard anchor’ flukes and crown. The Bilbao Knutsen suffered portside hull dents and probably gashes. Its cargo deck railings were also damaged. As of May 4th the Sti Pimlico was en route to Setubal, Portugal, TETE morning of May 5th. The Bilbao Knutsen remained at anchor.

2014-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 24,230 STI Pimlico is owned by Sea 221 Leasing Co Ltd care of manager Scorpio Commercial management SAM of Monaco-Ville, Monaco. ISM manager is Scorpio Marine Management of Mumbai, India.

2004-built, Spain-flagged, 90,835 gt Bilbao Knutsen is owned by Norspan LNG AS care of manager Knutsen Shipping AS of Haugesund, Norway. It is entered with Skuld (Business Unit Skuld Oslo 2) on behalf of Knutsen OAS Shipping AS.

Bulk carrier U Glory (IMO 9144029) collided with an unidentified anchored bulk carrier at Kandla Anchorage, Gujarat, Western India on April 28th, according to her track. A video was taken from what looks to have been a floating crane that was moored alongside the bulk carrier. U Glory apparently sustained some damage, probably not serious. But details as yet remain sparse. As of May 4th the U Glory remained anchored.

1998-built, Panama-flagged, 25,537 gt U Glory is owed by DV Marine Ltd care of manager Kind Glory Shipping Co Ltd of Hong Kong, China.

A number of the 512 cattle aboard livestock carrier LSS Success (IMO 6927092) were reported to have died during the vessel’s voyage from East London, South Africa,  to Port Louis, Mauritius, where it arrived on April 29th. The ship left Port Louis in the morning of April 30th. Some 40 carcasses were thrown into the sea during the voyage. Neel Industries Ltd imported the animals, but the high number of deaths was considered unusual.  As of May 4th the vessel was underway from Port Louis to East London.

1970-built, Panama-flagged, 1,370 gt LSS Success is owned by LSS Sinbad Shipping Inc care of manager RTSS Maritime Services LLC of Dubai, UAE.

General cargo ship KM Lima Valerie (IMO 9371983) suffered a loss of stability and developed a list first to port and then to starboard side at the Pasir Panjang Terminal in Singapore on April 15th. A salvage company was contracted to bring the ship back on even keel. As of May 4th, the vessel remained at berth 2 of the terminal. It had sailed from Pontianak on April 11th and arrived in Singapore on April 13th.

2008-built, Indonesia-flagged, 5,316 gt Lima Valerie is owned and managed by Latitude Inti Mitra Abadi of Jakarta, Indonesia. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of PT Pelayaran Inti Sejahtera Maju Group.