Marine accident round-up : 6th November 2018

General cargo ship Fjordvik (IMO 7423249) grounded/collided into the rocks that form the breakwater wall on the outside of the Port of Helguvik in Iceland shortly after midnight on November 3rd. The vessel was being controlled by the pilot at the time. All the crew plus the pilot were hoisted to safety by two Icelandic Coast Guard helicopters. 1976-built, Bahamas-flagged, 3,091 gt Fjordvik is owned by Aalborg Pearl Shipping Ltd care of manager SMT Shipmanagement & Transport Gdynia Ltd Sp zoo of Sopot, Poland. ISM manager is SMT Cement of the same address. It is entered with Standard Club (European division) on behalf of Fjordvik Shipping Ltd.

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said on November 1st that general cargo ship Comet (IMO 9146106) had been detained in Mariupol, with 3,000 tons of steel plates that were destined for Antwerp being confiscated. The steel plates were produced by the Alachevsk Steel Mill in the occupied Krim territory and any trade deals with any companies and factories on occupied territories are considered by Ukraine to be illegal. Ukraine said that all the involved parties, including the manager of the ship, would be prosecuted, not just for illegal trade and violation of sanctions, but also for collusion in terrorism. The Comet had called at Mariupol on October 28th, arriving from the port of Temryuk, where the shipment had been loaded. Other goods were scheduled to be loaded in Mariupol. As of November 5th the vessel was still moored. 1997-built, Liberia-flagged, 5,997 gt Comet is owned by Nadir Shipping Co Ltd care of manager Johann M K Blumenthal GmbH & Co KG of Hamburg, Germany. ISM manager is Blumenthal Asia Pte Ltd of Singapore. It is entered with Skuld (Hamburg business unit) on behalf of Blumenthal Asia Pte Ltd.

Container ship Begonia S (IMO 9445540) collided with a Polish charter fishing boat during the evening of November 3rd off Bornholm island in the Baltic Sea. The fishing vessel sank, with the three crew and 16 fishermen being rescued by Danish SAR. Begonia S was ordered to anchor at Ronne, Bornholm, for investigation. 2007-built, Cook Islands-flagged, 8,837 gt Begonia S is owned and ISM-managed by Marenero Shipping of Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, Turkey. It is managed by Armador Gemi Isletmecilig of Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Lodestar on behalf of Marenero Shipping Ltd.

Container ship MSC Ajaccio (IMO 9605267) broke off her moorings at Paranagua port, Brazil after she was hit by strong winds during the afternoon of November 4th local time. The ship began to drift in the harbour and was taken under control by tugs. She was brought to anchor only after two hours’ of struggling with gale-force winds. No damages were reported and the vessel resumed her journey to Montevideo, ETA November 6th 17:00 local time. 2014-built, Malta-flagged, 94,402 gt MSC Ajaccio is owned by Bexton Ltd care of manager Costamare Shipping Co SA of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Swedish Club (Piraeus Team) on behalf of Bexton Ltd.

Tanker Kinshing (MMSI 416065800) struck two berthed ships while trying to leave port at Kaohsiung Harbour, Taiwan, between 08:50 and 09:00 local time on November 3rd. The first victim was Japanese container ship Setsu Maru (IMO 9701695) which sustained damage in cargo deck area. Kinshing then appears to have crossed the basin and struck the portside of berthed tanker Der Yun (IMO 9589982) in the cargo deck area and inflicting serious damage. Kinshing was then taken under control and berthed near Der Yun, having sustained damage to her bow. Although Setsu Maru was allowed to leave Kaohsiung to continue her voyage, both tankers remained in port.

Kinshing 75m x 12m, Taiwan-flagged. No other details available.

2012-built, Taiwan-flagged, 5,557 gt Der Yun is owned and managed by CPC Corp Taiwan of Taipei City, Taiwan. It is entered with Britannia P&I Club on behalf of CPC Corp.

2014-built, Japan-flagged, 3,409 gt Setsu Maru is owned and managed by Nansei Kaiun KK of Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken, Japan. It is entered with Japan Club (Fukuoka office in charge) on behalf of Nansei Kaiun KK.