Marine accident round up : 6th April 2021

Oil products tanker Chalakarn (IMO 8978394) struck riverside houses at midday on April 3rd at the Chao Phray river in Samut Prakan, Bangkok, while sailing downstream. The tanker appears suddenly to have lost control and run onto the shore. Nobody was injured but there was some damage to property. The ship backed off soon after and resumed its voyage. It later moored at the outer Si Racha anchorage, northwest of Si Racha later. As of April 4th afternoon it was at anchor at the outer Si Racha anchorage.

2002-built, Thailand-flagged, 3,993 gt Chalakarn is owned and managed by BPP Supply Co Ltd of Bangkok, Thailand. It is entered with Shipowners Club on behalf of BPP Supply Ltd..

Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2q3pnCk4yM

Bulk carrier Ionic Hawk (IMO 9608673) allided with the Ponte 25 de Abril in Lisbon during the early afternoon of March 31st. The vessel was en route from Casablanca and had arrived in Lisbon about half an hour earlier. It slammed against one of the pillars of the bridge. The National Maritime Authority sent a team from the Captaincy of the Port of Lisbon. The causes of the accident were being investigated by the Local Command of the Maritime Police of Lisbon. Both the bridge structure and the ship were inspected after the incident. The bridge, which is undergoing a long-term maintenance, did not appear to have suffered any structural damage. The Ionic Hawk had some damage at the starboard side bow.

As of April 4th the vessel was once again underway, in the Bay of Biscay, heading for Uusikaupunki in Finland.

2012-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 22,432 gt Ionic Hawk is owned by Ionic Hawk Inc care of manager Ionic Shipping (mgmt) of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of Ionic Hawk Inc.

Report and video at: https://sicnoticias.pt/pais/2021-04-01-Comandante-do-navio-que-embateu-num-pilar-da-ponte-25-de-Abril-vai-ser-ouvido-pela-Policia-Maritima-9f54f4ba

General cargo ship Tay Do Star (IMO 9409687) ran aground at around dawn on April 3rd off Kamimizu island in the Okayama Prefecture, Honshu. The vessel was en route from Xiamen and was loaded with 5,000 tons of manganese ore. The ship was approaching Tamashima, its port of destination, when it became stuck due to a navigational error. Tugs responded and the ship was refloated after seven hours. It was taken to port in the afternoon. As of April 4th it was in port in Mizushima.

2007-built, Vietnam-flagged, 4,086 gt Tay Do Star is owned and managed by Mekong Shipping JSC of Can Tho City, Vietnam. ISM manager is NewSun Shipping & Trading JSC of Hanoi, Vietnam.