Marine accident round-up : 7th June 2019

General cargo ship Lintas Timur (IMO 8740618), sank in Banggai Laut Regency waters, eastern central Sulawesi, during the afternoon of June 4th, with 20 people on board, only one of whom has so far been rescued. The Palu Basrano SAR Office in Palu launched an SAR operation. 1997-built, Indonesia-flagged, 1,720 gt Lintas Timur is owned and managed by Soetanto TJ of Surabaya, Indonesia.

LNG tanker WilForce (IMO 9627954) was damaged in a collision with Nisshin Shipping’s new building bulk carrier Western Moscow (IMO 9855410) on its way to Singapore, sailing in ballast, on May 30th. The LNG tanker suffered dents and head to enter a shipyard in Singapore to repair the hull damage. 2013-built, Norway-flagged, 102,315 gt Wilforce is owned by Wilforce LLC care of manager Awilco LNG ASA of Oslo, Norway. It is entered with Gard P&I Club on behalf of Wilforce LLC. Gard AS is claims leader for H&M on behalf of Anders Wilhelmsen & Co.

2019-built, Panama-flagged, 25,189 gt Western Moscow is owned by Sea Queen Shipping Corp care of Nisshin Shipping Co Ltd Nisshin Kaiun KK) of Tokyo, Japan. It is managed by Ratu Shipping Co SA of Tokyo, Japan.

Passenger/cargo RoRo Breizh Nevez 1 (IMO 9835252), which had been immobilized since February 19th after hitting a rock at the citadel of Port Louis, resumed rotations on the afternoon of June 3rd. 2018-built, France-flagged, 1,104 gt Breizh Nevez 1 is owned by Morbihan Dept of French government. It is managed by Oceane Compagne of Lorient, France. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Transdev.