Marine accident round-up : 6th May 2022

General cargo ship Atalaya TMA (IMO 9369291)  was understood to have suffered an engine issue when in the Irish Sea, travelling from Bilbao to Londonderry. Tug Venture (IMO 7529469) was assigned to tow the ship. On May 4th it arrived at Liverpool anchorage.

2008-built, Spain-flagged, 5,132 gt Atalaya TMA is owned and managed by Alcudia Transportes Maritimos of Port d’Alcudia (Illes Balears), Spain. It is entered with Gard on behalf of Transportes Maritimos Alcudia SA.

Early on May 4th the Libyan Coastguard asked rescue ship Sea-Eye 4 (IMO 7214753) to leave “Libyan territory”, even though the vessel appeared to be in international waters. A Libyan warship circled the rescue ship for 50 minutes at a distance of about 500 metres and repeated its threats several times before turning west. The master of the Sea-Eye 4 informed the MRCC in Rome and the German authorities about the incident.

1972-built, Germany flagged, 1,053 gt offshore support vessel Sea-Eye 4 is owned by Sea-Eye 4 GmbH care of manager GRS Rohden Shipping GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. ISM manager is Rohden Bereederung GmbH of Hamburg, Germany

A crew member of vehicles carrier Grande Mediterraneo (IMO 9138393) needed immediate hospital treatment on May 2nd while the vessel was 128nm southeast of Rhodes, en route from Ashdod, Israel, to Ravenna, Italy. The Port Authority of Rhodes was informed and a Greek Air Force helicopter collected the patient and transported him to Maritsa Airport, Rhodes, where he was picked up by an ambulance and then taken to the Rhodes General Hospital for treatment. As of May 5th the vessel was at Ravenna anchorage.

1998-built, Italy-flagged, 51,823 gt Grande Mediterraneo is owned and ISM managed by Grimaldi Euromed SpA of Naples, Italy. Commercial manager is Grimaldi Group of Naples, Italy. It is entered with Standard Club (European division) on behalf of Grimaldi Euromed SpA.

Passenger/RoRo Prevelis (IMO 8020927) informed the port of Piraeus on the evening of May 3rd that it wished to return to the port because a crew member needed immediate hospital treatment. Unfortunately, although the 41-year-old man was provided with first aid on board and was later transported by ambulance to the General Hospital of Piraeus, he was pronounced dead. An autopsy was ordered by the Central Port Authority of Piraeus.

1980-built, Greece-flagged, 9,851 gt Prevelis is owned and managed by Anek Lines of Chania, Greece. It is entered with UK Club on behalf of Anonimi Naftiliaki Eteria Kritis AE.