Marine accident round-up : 6th June 2017

The US Coast Guard responded to a collision between a 17-foot recreational boat and oil tanker Esta Desgagnes (IMO 9040077) in Lake St. Clair, about two miles offshore east of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, on the morning of June 4th. The master of the tanker called the Coast Guard to report the collision and that the operator of the recreational vessel was in the water. The USCG found the operator of the recreational boat, who was uninjured, clinging to a buoy. The boat sank. 1992-built, 6,262 gt Esta Desgagnes is owned by Royal Bank of Canada and managed by Desgagnes Transport Inc of Quebec. It is entered with Steamship Mutual P&I.

Royal Arctic Line’s Mary Arctica (IMO 9311878) hit an iceberg near Nanortalik on the southern tip of Greenland early on May 31st, while en route to Aalborg, Denmark. The vessel was taken to Qaqortog for inspection. As of the evening of June 5th she was once again underway under her own power in the Davis Strait to the east of Greenland. Cargoes from Mary Arctica are to be taken by other ships on Royal Arctic Line’s Greenland services. 2005-built, 10,308 gt Mary Arctica is owned and managed by Royal Arctic Line A/S of Nuuk, Greenland. It is entered with Skuld on behalf of Member Royal Arctic.