Marine accident round-up : 6th November 2019

From Oct 29th to 31st typhoon Matmo hit the Vietnamese central provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa. Seven anchored ships in the Quy Nhon Bay were blown ashore, among them the Vietnamese flagged dredger Long Chau (IMO 7000516) with a crew of five on board. Bulk carrier Hoa Binh 45 (IMO 9587697) with 16 people on board, the Vietnamese Truong Thanh 26 (IMO 9324198) with eight people on board, the Panama flagged general cargo ship VSG Pride (IMO 9146912) with a crew of 19, general cargo ship Khannh Ngoc 18 (IMO 8667880) with a crew of eight and the Vietnamese ‘Phu Trung 16’ with six crew members on board. The ships grounded at the tip of Hai Minh off the port of Quy Nhon. Most have since been refloated. The unloaded VSG Pride grounded at the tip of Hai Minh. Cargo ship Truong Thanh 26 initially drifted downstream to Quy Nhon Port and was left in front of Quy Nhon beach. The unloaded Hoa Binh 45 drifted from buoy 16 to the approach of Thi Nai port. The Long Chau drifted from buoy 16 towards the An Phu buoy wharf and ran aground. The Khanh Ngoc 18 drifted along with the Long Chau and suffered a leak in the reserve oil tank. The Phu Trung 16 drifted downstream and was stranded, as was the Quang Vinh 09. Oil products tanker PV Alliance (IMO 9081239) which was docked at Dung Quat Port, was hit by waves from the typhoon and washed ashore at the Thien Dang beach in the Binh Thanh commune, Binh Son district. The 15 crew members aboard were safe.

1970-built, Vietnam-flagged, 2,681 gt Long Chau is owned and managed by Madreco No 1 of Haiphong City, Vietnam.

2011-built, Vietnam-flagged, 2,551 gt Hoa Binh 45 is owned and managed by Hoang Chien Co Ltd of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is entered with West of England Club (Claims Team Hong Kong) on behalf of Hoang Chien Co Ltd.

2004-built, Vietnam-flagged, 1,120 gt Truong Thanh 26 is owned by Agriculture Leasing Co of Hanoi City, Vietnam. It is managed by Hoang Thanh Co Ltd of Diem Diem, Thai Binh Province, Vietnam.

1996-built, Panama-flagged, 4,738 gt VSG Pride is owned and managed by Viconship Saigon of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is entered with West of England Club (Claims Team Hong Kong) on behalf of South Vietnam Container Shipping JSC.

2008-built, Vietnam-flagged, 000 gt Khanh Ngoc 18 is owned and managed by Ha Khanh NGOC Shipping of Diem Diem, Thai Binh Province, Vietnam.

1994-built, Vietnam-flagged, 3,581 gt PV Alliance is owned and managed by Alliance Logistics Management of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club.

Chemical/oil products tanker Houwa Maru (IMO 9566227) was in allision with chemical/oil products tanker Bandai Hana (IMO 9159244) at the Chiba quarantine anchorage during the morning of October 30th. No severe damage to either vessel was reported.

2009-built, Japan-flagged, 498 gt Houwa Maru is owned by Japan Railway/Shokuyu/Taikyo care of manager Shokuyu Tanker Co Ltd.

1996-built, South Korea-flagged, 1,049 gt Bandai Hana is owned and managed by Hana Marine Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea. It is entered with Japan Club (Tokyo Office) on behalf of Hana Marine Co Ltd.

The New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has said that it would ensure that hopper dredger Bhagvati Prem (IMO 9492115) was removed from the shore by the end of January 2020. The NMPT said that it would also take measures to offload about 5,000 kilolitres of furnace oil and other hazardous material on board. The Chairman of NMPT said that the port had already placed booms around the stricken dredger to prevent an oil spill. Since the dredger was close to the coast, the damaged hull will be repaired so that the vessel can be refloated and towed away.

2007-built, India-flagged, 7,256 gt Bhagvati Prem is owned and managed by Mercator Ltd of Mumbai, India.

The High Court of Balochistan has postponed proceedings against scrapped bulk carrier Royal Arsenal (ex-IMO 9186766) until December 6th. Meanwhile, the vessel will remain under arrest at the Gaddani Shipyard in Balochistan.

1999-built, St Vincent & Grenadines-flagged, 2,6586 gt Royal Arsenal is owned and managed by North Baltic Maritime SA of Kingstown, St Vincent & The Grenadines. ISM manager is Blue Fleet Management Co Ltd of Athens, Greece.

A fire broke out aboard fishing boat Mirnyy (IMO 8136685) below deck during the morning of November 2nd at the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Firefighters from the Kamchatka fire and rescue units extinguished the fire within 40 minutes.. The fire damage was limited to an area of 2sq m. The vessel sustained damage to her inner hull casing. One crew member was hospitalized due to smoke inhalation. 1983-built, Russia-flagged, 174 gt Mirnyy is owned and managed by Petropavlovsk Fish Conserving of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatskiy kray, Russia.