Marine accident round-up : 7th November 2019

Irish fishing trawler Sean Og 2 reported a collision with the container RoRo cargo ship Atlantic Sea (IMO 9670597) 40 miles north of Malin Head before dawn on November 2nd. The trawler suffered damage to her wheelhouse and railings. There was some water ingress that was later stopped. The ship headed to Killybegs for repairs at nine knots. The Atlantic Sea continued her voyage from Liverpool to Hamburg. Her crew had not been aware of the incident. An investigation was being launched. 2016-built, UK-flagged, 100,430 gt Atlantic Sea is owned by ACL Vessel Three H1697A AB care of manager Atlantic Container Line (ACL) of Westfield, New Jersey, USA. ISM manager is Grimaldi Group SpA of Naples, Italy. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of ACL Vessel Three H1697A AB. It is entered for H&M with AGCS, with Gard having a subscription position.

Repairs to container ship APL Danube (IMO 9674517) at the shipyard in Dubai were completed on October 28th and the ship shifted to the anchorage area in order to carry out sea trials and performance tests. Various test and surveys were carried out under the supervision and satisfaction of the Class surveyor from Bureau Veritas classification society and a new set of certificates was issued by the classification society and flag state authority. The vessel sailed from Jebel Ali on October 30th, bound for Singapore with an ETA of November 7th. APL Danube ran aground in the Suez Canal during the afternoon of April 19th 2019 while transiting the waterway in a southerly direction, en route from Istanbul to Jeddah. The ship was refloated by four tugs and towed southwards towards Suez. 2014-built, Malta-flagged, 95,263 gt APL Danube is owned by Eternal City Global care of CMA CGM SA of Marseille, France. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of Eternal City Global Ltd. It is entered for H&M and War with Norwegian Hull Club on behalf of CMA CGM.

The master of crude oil tanker Neverland Dream (IMO 9453030) broke his leg on while working on deck on November 1st and was medevaced to hospital the following afternoon. He had been swept off his legs by a wave and was thrown against a metal structure when the tanker began rolling in storm Amélie. The ship was en route from Corpus Chrsti to Rotterdam when the accident happened west of Brest. The MRCC of the CROSS Corsen sent and a Caïman helicopter and a Falcon 50 aircraft. The master was hoisted 130 miles east of Lanveocat  in challenging weather conditions with winds of 32 knots and a swell of 6-to-9 metres and was transferred to the hospital Cavale Blanche in Brest for treatment. 2010-built, Italy-flagged, 61,248 gt Neverland Dream is owned and managed by Finaval SpA of Sant’Ilario d’Enza RE, Italy. It is entered with North of England Club on behalf of Finaval SpA

Bad weather on November 3rd continued to slow the pumping out the naphtha cargo of the Nu Shi Nalini. There are2,400 tons of naphtha, 50 tons of oil and 19 tons of diesel that need to be drained. The salvage team did conduct a successful trial of the pumping mechanism, using seawater. It was hoped that, if the weather improved, the draining of the tanks would start on the morning of November 4th.

General cargo ship Asia Pasifik (IMO 8035520) collided with an unmanned vessel in the waters off East Sumba Regency in Indonesia on October 29th. The skipper of the Asia Pasifik stated that he was unable to avoid the collision because the other vessel was unlit and he only saw the vessel when it was too close to avoid. Asia Pasifik was damaged. 1981-built, Indonesia-flagged, 665 gt Asia Pasifik is owned and managed by Surya Timur Sejahtera PT of Surabaya, Indonesia.

Cargo ship Teng Sheng (IMO 9019999) was in collision with a Chinese 3,000-ton tanker during the evening of November 4th in the Jeju Strait off Korea, about four miles Southeast of the island Soan-do. Both ships suffered minor damage and resumed their voyages after an inspection by the Maritime Police. The freighter was en route from Tinajin to Donghae, with an ETA of the afternoon of November 5th. 1991-built, Belize-flagged, 2,672 gt Teng Sheng is owned by Yun Da Shipping Co care of manager Yantai Pingyang Shipping Co of Shandong, China.