Marine accident round-up : 8th June 2022

A 34-year-old crew member of cargo ship Barva (IMO 9381809), which was sailing northwest of the Gulf of Chania en route from Aviles, Spain to Damietta, Egypt, needed immediate hospital treatment on June 6th, the Chania Port Authority, Crete, was informed. A patrol boat went immediately to the ship’s position and picked up the patient. He was transported to the “Porto Veniziano” in Chania, where he was picked up by an ambulance and taken to the General Hospital of Chania for medical treatment.

2007-built, Panama-flagged, 5,816 gt Barva is owned by Bur-Mar Shipping & Trade Co care of manager Kamer Marine Denizcilik. As of June 7th the vessel was underway in the Eastern Mediterranean, heading from IJmuiden, Netherlands, to Damietta, Egypt, ETA June 8th.

A 63-year-old crew member of container ship ZIM Vancouver (IMO 9322334) fell ill and needed immediate hospital treatment on June 6th, while en route from Tarragona, Spain, to Ashdod, Israel. The ship was near Rhodes at that time. A Greek Air Force helicopter picked up the 63-year-old man and transported him to the helipad of the General Hospital of Rhodes.

2007-built, Israel-flagged, 39,906 gt ZIM Vancouver is owned by Union Shipping & Trading Corp care of ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd of Haifa, Israel. It is entered with Skuld (Business Unit Skuld Piraeus) on behalf of ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. As of June 7th the vessel was moored at Ashdod, Israel.

The US Coast Guard medevaced a 34-year-old crewmember from pipe layer Seven Arctic (IMO 9695353) on June 5th while it was 167 miles off Marsh Island, Louisiana USCG Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call around 15:00. from the vessel, stating that a crewmember was suffering from appendicitis-like symptoms. Two aircrews were sent to assist. The Ocean Sentry aircrew provided a cover flight and relayed information between the Dolphin aircrew and D8 watchstanders. The Dolphin aircrew arrived on scene, landed on the vessel, and transferred the crew member to the University Medical Centre in New Orleans. He was last reported to be in stable condition.

2017-built, Isle of Man-flagged, 23,885 gt Seven Arctic is owned by Subsea 7 Offshore Resources UK care of manager Subsea 7 International Contracting Ltd of Westhill, UK. It is entered with Standard Club (Standard Offshore Division) on behalf of Subsea 7 Offshore Resources (UK) Ltd. As of June 7th it was under “restricted manoeuvrability” in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, some 250 miles south of New Orleans.