Marine accident round-up : 8th August 2022

Bulk carrier Philipp Oldendorff (IMO 9540869) drifted onto anchored bulk carrier SSI Providence (IMO 9883065) at Ahirkapi Anchorage, Istanbul, during the evening of August 5th. The SSI Providence was receiving supplies at the time. The Philipp Oldendorff had arrived from Kerch Strait Russia, understood in load, while the SSI Providence had arrived from Haifa, bound for Burgas, Bulgaria. As of August 6th both ships remained in the same position, anchored. The extent of damages was not yet known, neither was the cause of Philipp Oldendorff drifting NUC.

2012-built, Liberia-flagged, 64,769 gt Philipp Oldendorff is owned and managed by Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co of Lübeck, Germany. ISM manager is Synergy Marine Germany GmbH. It is entered with UK Club on behalf of Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG. As of August 6th the vessel was at Istanbul Anchorage, Marmara Sea.

2020-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 23,232 gt SSI Providence is owned by Blue Horizon Shipping Inc care of manager Densay Shipping & Trading DMCC of Dubai, UAE. ISM manager is Densay Ship Management & Tech of Dubai, UAE. It is entered with Skuld (Skuld Copenhagen Business Unit) on behalf of Densay Shipping & Trading DMCC. As of August 6th the vessel was at anchor in Marmara Sea, Istanbul.

Bulk carrier Dubai Crown (IMO 9326378) suffered an engine failure and went adrift on August 3 some 30 nm west of Mauritius, while en route from Reunion to Port Louis, Mauritius, with cargo of cement. SAR Mauritius was on standby to assist if the crew could not fix the engine. The vessel entered Port Louis late on August 4th, where as of August 6th the vessel remained moored.

2005-built, Panama-flagged, 30,738 gt Dubai Crown is owned by Crown Maritime Inc care of Emarat Maritime LLC of Dubai, UAE. It is entered with North of England on behalf of Crown Maritime Inc.

Offshore supply ship Edidiong AJ (IMO 7802500) was arrested on July 20th by Nigerian Naval personnel on patrol in the Calabar channel. The arrest was made in relation to Operation Dakatar Da Barawo, launched by the Nigerian Navy to fight illegal bunkering and crude oil theft. At the time of the arrest, the vessel had four crew members from Nigeria and a Venezuelan national on board. The vessel was carrying an unspecified quantity of petroleum product, which was suspected to be illegally refined diesel. The vessel and the crew were handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for onward investigation and prosecution.

1977-built, Comoros-flagged, 496 gt Edidong AJ is owned and managed by Milan Maritime Operations SA of Panama City, Panama.

The anchor of high-speed craft passenger/vehicle RoRo Santa Irini (IMO 9141833), which was moored in Thiras Port, became unhooked, resulting in its allision with a jetty around midday on August 4th. The Thiras Port Authority initially banned the ship from sailing, but after the presentation of a certificate of seaworthiness and the repair of the damage, the ship set sail on its scheduled route to the port of Heraklion with 135 passengers on board. As of August 6th the vessel was “stopped” at Heraclio (Heraklion).

1997-built, Cyprus-flagged, 4,662 gt Santa Irini is owned and managed by Horizon Sea Lines Shipping Co of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with Standard Club (London Class) on behalf of Horizon Sea Lines Shipping Co.