Marine accident round-up : 7th June 2017

The Indian Coast Guard rescued all 27 crew aboard a barge that was sinking in the Arabian sea off Ullal coast in Dakshina Kannada district. Crane vessel barge Ibis

(IMO 8209212) was engaged in breakwater construction works to prevent sea erosion south of Old Port Mangalore when it hit difficulties and began to sink. The abandoned crane barge now seems to be resting on bottom, partially flooded. After its sinking of there was apparently concern that pollution would result. Several items broke free from Ibis, including gas cylinders and other flotsam. The barge was said to have had both fuel oil and diesel fuel on board. 1982-built, 2,964 gt Ibis is owned and managed by Ibis Offshore Pvt Ltd of Gujarat, India.

General cargo vessel Andre Michel 1 (IMO 8511914) suffered engine failure on the morning of June 5th shortly after passing the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge in the northern Bosphorus while en route from Kherson to Sfax. It was towed to Buyukdere Anchorage where it remained moored off Çayırbaşı on June 6th. 1986-built, 1,318 gt Andre-Michel 1 is owned by Andre Nichel Ltd of Nantes, France and managed by ABCRM Sarl of the same city. ISM Manager is Ship Management Services of Kherson, Ukraine.

About 40 containers on board SSL Klutch (IMO 9157662) collapsed, reportedly due to faulty lashing, causing some to fall overboard at Mundra Port, Gujarat, India, sometime in late May. 1998-built, 21,339 gt SSL Kutch is owned by Shreyas Shipping & Logistics of Mumbai, India, and managed by Orient Express Ship Management of the same city. It is entered with North of England P&I Club on behalf of Member Shreyas Shipping & Logistics

General cargo ship Yamal Krechet (IMO 9202041) lost its starboard anchor and chain on the evening of June 3rd while in Dolgaya Bay, north of Vaygach island, in the Kara Sea, north Russia. The vessel was en route from Murmansk to Sabetta and was anchored at the time of the accident. 1999-built, 13.066 gt Yamal is owned by Yamal Krechet Ltd of Moscow, and managed by Sevnor Management Ltd of the same city. It is entered with Shipowners’ P&I Club on behalf of Sevnor Management.

RoRo cargo ship Baltic Bright (IMO 9129263) caused an oil spill in the port of Rauma, south-west Finland, having arrived from Ijmuiden on the morning of June 5th. During a bunkering manoeuvre several cubic metres of fuel oil apparently spilt from an overflowing tank onto the deck and thence into the water. The rescue services surrounded the vessel with booms and recovered about 45 cubic metres of oil-contaminated water. Later another boom was installed further away from the ship, but by now have probably been removed. 1996-built, 9,708 gt Baltic Bright is owned by Baltic Bright of Gothenburg, and managed by Charterfrakt Baltic Carrier of the same city. It is entered with Swedish Club.