Marine accident round-up : 9th April 2021

Fishing support vessel Hellutangi (IMO 8521490) was beached by storm in Faroe Islands waters, probably on the southern coast of Vagar island. Date of wrecking was April 6th or perhaps earlier. Details are still sketchy. It was reported that the ship had dragged anchor and that the crew were safe. The ship looked to be a total loss.

1986-built, Faroe Islands-flagged, 1,986 gt Hellutangi is owned and managed by Luna of Sandavagur, Faroe Islands.

LPG tanker Hamburg DW (IMO 9014420) requested immediate medical assistance during the evening of April 6th after the death of a Turkish crew member due to the inhalation of ammonia gas. Three others were said to be in a critical condition. The vessel was in the Malacca Strait, off Port Klang, Malaysia, at the time, while en route from Al Duqm, Oman to Zhanjiang, China. The tanker halted at Port Klang anchorage at around 1600 UTC on April 6th. The Malaysian Maritime Agency MMEA responded, sending emergency teams with a hazmat unit. The three critically injured crew, comprising two Turkish nationals and one from India, were taken to hospital at Klang, where they remained in critical condition. As of April 7th the tanker remained at anchor off Port Klang, Kuala Lumpur.

1993-built, Panama-flagged, 22,521 gt Hamburg DW is owned and managed by Olddorf Shipping Inc of Majuro, Marshall Islands. ISM manager is TGM Deniz of Istanbul, Turkey.

Container ship Escape (IMO 9491501) was travelling in circles in the North Sea off the Wadden Islands after its rudder apparently became stuck in position. The Netherlands Coastguard said that the ship was about 17.5km from the island of Vlieland at about 21:00 on Tuesday evening April 6th. The vessel had been en route from Rotterdam to Helsinki, Finland. Towage commenced sometime after 05:00 UTC on April 7th.

2011-built, Netherlands-flagged, 17,368 gt Escape is owned by Escape Bewaarder BV care of manager JR Ship management BV of Harlingen, Netherlands. It is entered with North of England on behalf of Noord Nederlandsche P&I Club.

Cutting operations to separate the stubborn Section Seven of wrecked vehicles carrier Golden Ray recommenced on April 4th. Divers successfully placed a new cutting chain into the existing groove on the hull-side of the wreck. Along the deck-side of the wreck the response engineers established a new cut line. Underwater interferences had prevented divers from inserting the chain into the existing cut groove. Responders were continuing to periodically pause cutting operations to inspect equipment and make adjustments when necessary. Collected data from fixed monitors and hydrographic surveys have confirmed that the wreck remained stable. Meanwhile, heavy-lift barge Julie B left the Port of Brunswick on April 3rd with the separated Section Two on deck, was heading to a recycling facility in Louisiana.

Bulk carrier CP Shenzhen (IMO 9710531) broke off the pier No.9 of PSJ Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port on March 12th due to bad weather conditions in an off-shore wind which pushed the stern of the vessel from the berth. Eight fenders of pier No 9 were damaged, with the total cost of the incident put at around $70,000. The vessel did not sustain any damage. It was towed to the port anchorage by five tugs and left the port on March 17th, headed for New Orleans, with an ETA as of April 8.

2017-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 36,332 gt CP Shenzhen is owned by CP Shenzhen Shipping SA care of manager Parakou Shipping Ltd of Hong Kong, China. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Eastern Division) on behalf of CP Shenzhen Shipping.

Chemical/oil products tanker LS Jamie (IMO 9418937) was involved in a collision with trawler Alexis II-Z.85 before dawn on March 31st when west of the Borssele wind farm. Both vessels suffered minor damage to the starboard side above the waterline. No assistance was required. The trawler returned to Dunkirk and the tanker moored on Immingham Anchorage on April 1st.

2009-built, Gibraltar-flagged, 3,992 gt LS Jamie is owned by Fueltrains NV care of manager Lauranne Shipping BV of Sas van Gent, Netherlands. It is entered with Skuld (Business Unit Skuld Oslo 1) on behalf of Fueltrans NV.