Marine accident round-up : 8th September 2018

Danish authorities are reported to have detained bulk carrier Novaya Zemlya (IMO 9549281) off Skagen. There were 19 Russian crew on board, but the reason for the arrest was unclear. 2009-built, Russia-flagged, 15,868 gt Novaya Zemlya is owned and managed by Murmansk Shipping of Murmansk, Russia.

General cargo ship Arslanbey (IMO 8835994) ran aground on the Kanatadika coast on the north side of Evia Island, Greece, during the evening of September 4th while en route from Amaliapolis to Istanbul. There were no reported injuries among the crew of 14. The ship reportedly had not turned to portside as it should have. Instead sailing straight ahead until it got stuck in the sandy bay. 1989-built, Panama-flagged, 2,980 gt Arslanbey is owned and managed by Sea Master Shipping and Trading care of EMG Denizcilik of Istanbul, Turkey. ISM manager is Riverwind Trade Ltd of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Navigators on behalf of Sea Master Shipping & Trading. Note: as of February 8th 2018, Navigators transferred the management of its marine P&I business to Thomas Miller Specialty Underwriting Agency Limited (TMS)

A fire broke out aboard passenger/cargo RoRo Vesta (IMO 7804209) at the shipyard of Palermo during the morning of September 5th. The ferry was moored at the Foranea dike for maintenance work when a fire broke out in the batteries storage compartment of the engine room. The fire was safely extinguished. 1981-built, Italy-flagged, 1,386 gt Vesta is owned and managed by Caronte & Tourist Isole Minori of Milazzo ME, Italy. It is entered with Carina on behalf of Caronte & Tourist SpA