Marine accident round-up : 6th December 2018

Permanent repairs of cargo ship MSC Katyayni (IMO 9110389) have been completed at the Tuzla shipyard in Turkey. The vessel has been shifted from shipyard to the port anchorage. Final tests and controls were to be carried out by the classification society surveyor. The vessel was to sail upon completion of final inspections. The MSC Katyayni was operating between Piraeus, Greece and Yilport Port in Izmit, Turkey when she allided with the dock of the Turkish port at the Yilport Gebze Terminal during a berthing manoeuvre on November 19th. A fuel tank was damaged and oil leaked into the port basin. Mare Deniz Temizliği teams surrounded the vessel with oil barriers to keep the oil from spreading to the bay in the Dilovası district of Kocaeli. 1996-built, Panama-flagged, 64,054 gt MSC Katyayni is owned by Lerol Maritime Ltd care of Zodiac Maritime Ltd of London, UK. ISM manager is MSC shipmanagement of Limassol, Cyprus. It is entered with West of England (Claims Team 3) on behalf of Lerol Maritime ltd.

General cargo ship Carlota Bolten (IMO 9718442) suffered a failure of the starboard windlass and subsequently lost its starboard anchor chain and anchor while at the Comeau Bay anchorage, Quebec, shortly after midnight on November 29th. The ship left Comeau Bay on December 1st, bound to Mersin with an ETA of December 18th. 2015-built. Portugal-flagged, 24,198 gt Carlota Bolten is owned by Carlota Bolten Schiffahrts care of manager Aug Bolten Wm Miller’s Nachfolger GmbH & Co KG of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Gard P&I (Bermuda) on behalf of MS Diana Bolten Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG. Gard AS is lead insurer for Hull & Machinery and for Loss of Hire.

General cargo ship Inzhener Trubin (IMO 8502080) suffered a fire in the engine room during the evening of December 3rd, while the ship was berthed at Arkhangelsk. The crew sealed the engine room and activated the CO2 fire extinguishing system. Six fire engines were deployed and the fire was reported extinguished within about 90 minutes The fourth engineer was slightly injured. 1998-built, Russia-flagged, 6,418 gt Inzhener Trubin is owned and managed by Northern Shipping Co of Arkhangelsk, Russia. It is entered with West of England (Claims Team 1) on behalf of Northern Shipping Co.

Trucks began to move on the cargo deck of the passenger/cargo RoRo Regal Star (IMO 9087116) during a storm on the night of November 29th and one of them overturned The ferry was en route from Paldiski, Estonia, to Kapellskär, Sweden. Goods were moving in several of the trucks, but the cause of the incident was attributed to an insufficiently secured load. A metal structure in the truck fell onto a truck that was carrying a concrete panel, and the latter overturned. When the ferry arrived two hours late at its destination, the truck was lifted and pulled onto the quay. Before her next departure, the team conducted an additional check regarding the securing of the cargo and, due to bad weather conditions, did not take trucks carrying large concrete structures on board. 1999-built, Estonia-flagged, 15,412 gt Regal Star is owned by Helsingi Line care of manager Tallink Group Ltd of Tallinn, Estonia. ISM manager is HT Shipmanagement of Tallinn, Estonia. It is entered with Assuranceforeningen Gard – gjensidig – on behalf of Tallinn-Helsinki Line Ltd. Gard AS also leads for Hull & Machinery and Loss of Hire on behalf of AS Tallink Group.