Marine accident round-up : 5th October 2022

Container ship Nordic Italia (IMO 9474395) collided with 12-metre Polish fishing boat DZI 18 early in the morning of September 30th when 30nm NE of Swinoujscie, Poland, while en route from Szczecin, Poland, to Helsinki, Finland. The container ship was reported to have dragged the fishing boat in its bow for about an hour before the ship’s watch spotted the boat and responded. Three crew of DZI 18 were injured and hospitalized and the boat was severely damaged, but incredibly remained afloat. The Nordic Italia interrupted its voyage and returned to Swinoujscie, where it was anchored. Was in the same position as of 1300 UTC Oct 1.

2012-built, Portugal-flagged, 12,514 gt Nordic Italia is owned by Nordic Italia Schifffahrts care of manager Nordi Hamburg Shipmanagement of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Swedish Club (Gothenburg team) on behalf of Nordic Italia Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG. As of October 4th the vessel was in the Baltic Sea on route to Gdynia, Poland, ETA October 4th.

The 14 containers lost in the capsizing of cargo ship Sea Eagle (IMO 8410380) have been lifted and deposited onto a pier. Thew recoveries were a joint operation between a team of divers and port stevedores. The fuel that remained onboard was emptied safely. Divers have been working with the salvage master to establish the vessel’s centre of gravity. Shore-based mobile cranes and barges will be hired for the refloating operation. The ship lost stability during an offloading operation at Iskenderun Port, Turkey, during the night of September 17th/18th. The ship at first rested starboard on the pier before then listing and then capsizing portside, resting on bottom stern and portside, partially above the waterline. It lost 14 containers overboard The vessel had arrived at Iskenderun during the afternoon of September 17th from Mersin, Turkey. No AIS signal since then.

1984-built, Togo-flagged, 3,120 gt Sea Eagle is owned by IBN Battuta Maritime Ltd care of manager Sea Scanner Logistics For Shipping of Damietta, Egypt.

Chemical/oil products tanker Torc (IMO 9544683), which had been damaged by an explosion in the steam boiler unit in engine room during the cargo discharge operations at the Celebi port in Bandirma on August 28th and subsequently shifted to Bandirma anchorage on Aug 31st was granted permission to depart on September 3rd, after which it headed for Istanbul anchorage. Repairs were continued at the anchorage, and a new set of spare parts was provided by the owners from an authorized manufacturer. Upon completion of the repairs, main boiler and electricity power system, together with fuel supply connections will be tested by a class surveyor in order to verify the repair status. As of Oct 4th, the ship was at anchor off Istanbul, Mamara Sea side.

2010-built, Malta-flagged, 8,391 gt Torc is owned by Torc Shipping Ltd care of manager Besiktas Likid AS of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (European syndicate) on behalf of Torc Shipping Ltd.

Passenger ship Moskva (IMO 9671292) ran aground in thick fog with 174 passengers and four crew members on board during its scheduled service from Vladivostok to Popov Island early on October 1st. The passengers were evacuated by personnel from the Russian Emergencies Ministry. After the passengers had been transferred to other vessels, work started to refloat the vessel.

2012-built, Russia-flagged, 266 gt Moskva is owned by Russia Govt Primorskiy region care of SC Amur Shipbuilding Plant of Khabarovskiy kray, Russia. It is managed by Gosnedvizhimost of Vladivostok, Primorskiy kray, Russia.

A fire broke out aboard cement carrier NACC Poros (IMO 9600592) during the morning of September 30th in the southern Pagasitikos Gulf. The fire was extinguished by the crew. Two patrol vessels of the Coast Guard and the tug Christos VII arrived at the scene, but the ship was able to sail under its own power to the mooring of the port facility of Agria Volos, Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece. An inspection by officials of the Port Authority and by an echelon of the Fire Service followed. The ship was docked at private port facilities. None of the 13 crew members was injured. As of October 4th it was moored at Heraclio (Heraklion), Greece, having arrived from Volos on October 4th.

2012-built, Portugal-flagged, 5,566 gt NACC Poros is owned by Nova Kingston care of manager Navigest Trust Services of Geneva, Switzerland. ISM manager is technical Core Management SRL of Naples, Italy. It is entered with Standard Club (European Division) on behalf of Nova Kingston Ltd.