Marine accident round-up : 7th June 2023

Bulk carrier Marylisa V (IMO 9272785) transferred an undeclared chemical unit to an agent boat during its stay at Derince anchorage. The chemicals were discharged by an agent boat to Safiport termina on May 31, 2023. The chemical caught fire at an open storage in the port during the night. Contents of the materials were not declared properly by the vessel. An investigation was launched by the Harbour Master and the local court. The vessel departure was cancelled until the completion of the investigation. The vessel remained stationary in pos.  40° 44.84′ N 029° 53.52 E at the Izmit Kocaeli Anchorage as of June 5th.

2003-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 30,174 gt Marylisa V is owned by Naiad maritime Co care of manager Alexandria Shipping (Hellas) of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Skuld Piraeus business unit) on behalf of Alexandria Shipping (Hellas) SA.

RoRo passenger ship Jembatan Musi I (IMO 7210264) suffered flooding through the bow ramp while sailing from Banyuasin Regency to the Bangka Regency on June 2nd. The ferry managed to return to dock at Tanjung Api-Api Port, Banyuasin. The flooding was caused by a rubber rampdoor that was impermeable to the bow and was unable to dispel the swift sea water. Because the discharge was too large, the seawater also entered the car deck, BT room and a void tank.

1972-built, Indonesia-flagged, 406 gt Jembatan Musi I is owned and managed by Jembatan Maritime PT of Surabaya, Indonesia. As of June 5th the vessel was listed as “stopped” at the port of Pangkal Balam, Indonesia.

The renewal of the damaged and deformed bulbous bow of container ship Med Cerkezkoy (IMO 9147215) has been completed, and the installation works were under progress. Ballast spaces tightness tests will be carried out in the shipyard upon completion of the entire welding operation. Rudder, propeller and main shaft maintenance have been completed  with satisfactorily results. The repairs were ongoing and the vessel remained stationary in the shipyard at Yalova as of June 5.

1998-built, Turkiye-flagged, 9,528 gt Med Cerkezkoy is owned by Med Cerkezkoy Denizcilik AS care of manager Medlong Shipping & Trade SA, Ismir, Turkiye. It is entered with West P&I (Eastern Claims team) on behalf of Med Cerkezkoy Denizcilik AS. As of June 6th it was moored at Yalova.

A fire broke out in the engine room of cruise ship Wilderness Discoverer (IMO 8859689) in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, during the morning of June 5th. There were 51 passenger and 15 crew on board at the time. The USCG and nearby cruise ship Sapphire Princess responded and evacuated all passengers and non-essential crew. The fire was extinguished by the crew, who sealed off the engine room and activating the CO2 system. The Wilderness Discoverer was disabled and towed by tug Taku Wind (IMO 8991700) at around 19:30 LT reportedly heading for Ketchikan.

1992-built, USA-flagged, 683 gt Wilderness Discoverer is owned by Wilderness Discoverer LLC care of manager Innersea Discoveries LLC of Seattle, Washington, USA. It is entered with Steamship Mutual, Americas Syndicate on behalf of InnerSea Discoveries Inc. As of June 6th it was listed as Not Under Command in Glacier Bay, Alaska.