We have the following update from the operator of the vessel APL Vancouver:
The situation on board APL Vancouver was progressing favourably, said APL. Shore support and firefighting tugs had been deployed, and Vietnamese coast guard vessels were on site. Additional resources, including equipment, two external specialised firefighter teams and salvage master had been mobilized.
All crew on board remain safe. APL said that it was in continuous contact with the vessel’s Master and local authorities to coordinate all necessary actions, and that the situation would continue to be closely monitored.
Laetitia V (IMO 9766281) was attacked and boarded by pirates on February 3rd in the Gulf of Guinea approximately 135nm southwest of Brass. Early indications were that three crew members were abducted. 2017-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 1,409 gt Laetitia V is owned by MHA Shipping Ltd-MTA care of manager Tuong Aik Shipyard Sdn Bhd of Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia. ISM manager is Horn Maritime SA of Meyrin, Switzerland.
Boxship Futaba (IMO 9790593) was in collision with the Seisho Maru off Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, early on January 31st. The ship sailed from Omaezaki the same day, bound to Nagoya. The Seisho Maru left port on February 1st. 2014-built, Japan-flagged, 749 gt Futaba is owned and managed by Imoto Shoun KK of Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken, Japan.
A mobile crane collapsed onto general cargo ship Power Jet (IMO 8704389) while offloading a boiler for a palm oil factory during the afternoon of February 3rd in the port of Dwikora, Pontianak, in Western Kalimantan. The boiler fell between the dock and the ship. The crane reportedly collapsed, not because the boiler was too heavy to handle, but because it wasn’t properly unlashed, and thus remained attached to the ship while the crane was pulling, causing the crane to topple. The boiler was recovered and placed in a safe position. 1987-built, 396 gt Power Jet is owned and managed by Selat Inspirasi Sdn Bhd of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tug Fjord Saguenay (IMO 9351012) suffered a failure of her port Z-drive units and the loss of about 140 litres of gearbox oil early on January 26th while assisting cargo m/v Nord Montreal (IMO 9612284) to berth in the Saguenay River at the Port-Alfred Dock, Quebec, Canada. The vessel suspended operations for repairs and was sidelined in Port Alfred. 2006-built, Canada-flagged, 381 gt Fjord Saguenay is owned and managed by Rio Tinto Alcan Inc of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Chemical/oil products tanker Camden (IMO 9435557) was approached by seven armed pirates in a speed boat on December 14th and fired upon when she was about 93 miles west of Bayelsa, Nigeria, it has just been reported. The alarm was sounded and all the crew mustered in the citadel. Six armed Nigerian Naval security guards returned fire, causing the pirates to abort the attack and to move away. The tanker sustained damage to a port hole and bullet marks on the starboard bridge wing. It arrived at Lome anchorage on January 31st. 2008-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 8,539 gt Camden is owned by Hudson Camden Ltd care of manager Union Maritime Ltd of London, UK. ISM manager is FML Ship Management of Nicosia, Cyprus. It is entered with West of England Club (Claims Team 3) on behalf of Hudson Camden Ltd.
Salim N1 (IMO 8773380) ran aground near the village of Mağusa Limanı. Turkey, during the morning of February 7th, in stormy seas. The ship became stuck on the beach next to the Gülseren military barracks. The crew was rescued with the help of Turkish National Coast Guard and rescue teams. The ship had been anchored off the coast for a month. 1952-built, Tanzania-flagged, 148 gt Salim N1 is owned and managed by Med Petrol Inc of Panama City, Panama.
Chemical tanker Lillo Swan (IMO 9390329) suffered a broken gasket 23 miles southeast of Selsey Bill during the morning of February 6th. She was en route from Antwerp to Barcelona with a crew of 13 on board and a cargo of 4,093 tonnes of chemicals and 2,099 tonnes of Class 3 hazardous material. After repairs the ship resumed its voyage 70 minutes later. 2007-built, Malta-flagged, 3,300 gt Lillo Swan is owned by Lillo Swan APS care of manager Uni-Tankers of Middelfart, Denmark. It is entered with Skuld (Business unit Skuld Copenhagen) on behalf of Uni-Tankers A/S.