Marine accident round-up : 9th July 2018

Bulk carrier Sumatra (IMO 9753260) was still at anchor on July 2nd, waiting for a second tug to be towed to a safe anchorage. On June 28th she had touched bottom of the Canal Messier in the Chilean Magellan region while proceeding in southern direction from Lirquen, Chile to Punta Arenas. Recalada, Argentina was her ultimate destination. The ship was moored north of Puerto Eden to undergo an inspection. 2016-built, Portugal-flagged, 25,569 gt Sumatra is owned by Green Dolphin GmbH & Co KG care of manager Aug Bolten Wm Miller’s Nachfolger (GmbH & Co) KG of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Gard P&I Club on behalf of Termare Holding. Marine Hull & Machinery and Marine Loss of Hire are claims led by Gard AS.

A sequence of incidents on the Neva near St Petersburg. General cargo ship Gennadiy Abramov (IMO 8946808) allided with a St Petersburg helicopter pad on the top of a passenger terminal around dawn on July 3rd at the 1,384km mark on the Neva near the English Embankment, while sailing downstream. The terminal was damaged and the ship lost railings and suffered a two metre-long dent on the starboard side. While moving further downstream the ship allided with the left pier of Blagoveschenskiy Bridge, suffering a dented bulwark and portside bridge wing. The ship finally arrived at St. Petersburg with her cargo of steel, berthing at Bol´shaya Neva.

Meanwhile, ore oil carrier Leonid Lisin (IMO 7741158), coming from Cherepovets, allided with the Nevskiy Bridge constructions on the Neva at about the same time, while sailing downstream. The ship suffered a hull breach above the waterline in the bow section. The ship later berthed at the Neva-Metall Terminal.

General cargo ship Omskiy 137 (IMO 8873087) had run aground 24 hours earlier near the Volodarskiy Bridge in St. Petersburg on the Neva at the 1,368km mark, while anchoring. The ship was proceeding downstream with cargo of wood chips, bound for Södra Monsteras. when the incident occurred. She was refloated around midday and taken to a nearby berth for inspections. Later that day she was moved upriver and moored outside the city limits.

No ownership or insurance details on owner of 1980-built, Russia-flagged, 2,088 gt Gennadiy Abramov.

1979-built, Russia-flagged, 2,613 gt Leonid Lisin is owned and managed by Volgotrans LLC of Samara, Russia.

1988-built, Russia-flagged, 2,528 gt Omskiy-137 is owned and managed by North-Western Fleet of St Petersburg, Russia. ISM manager is North-Western Shipping Co of the same city. It is entered with Standard Club (London Class) on behalf of JSC North-Western Shipping Co.

The queue at Port Waratah Coal Services’ two terminals at Newcastle port in eastern Australia fell to 18 vessels by Sunday July 1st, down from 23 a week previously, the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC) said on Monday. The queue was expected to be fewer than five by the end of July, HVCCC said.

Bulk carrier St Elias (IMO 9138692) was reported detained at Lorient, Brittany, France, on July 2nd after its arrival during the evening of June 30th, 2018. The ship was carrying 17,400 tons of soy and was held at the port of Kergroise after 20 technical deficiencies were noted. As of July 5th she remained moored in Lorient. 1997-built, Panama-flagged, 15,888 gt St Elias is owned by Hawkeye Maritime Ltd care of manager Sealight Maritime of Piraeus, Athens, Greece. It is entered with American Club on behalf of Hawkeye Maritime Ltd.

UK flagged s/y Grey Goose was in collision with passenger cargo RoRo Alexandros K II (IMO 8632158) around midday on July 4th. The latter was operating her scheduled route from Corfu to the Diaponti islands and was mooring at the port of Ammos Otonon when the ferry hit the sailboat, which was anchored at the entrance of the port with a crew of two, and which suffered minor damage as a result. The Central Port Authority of Corfu carried out the preliminary investigation and temporarily detained the ferry. 1986-built, Greece-flagged, 210 gt Alexandros K II is owned by Star Travel Shipping Co care of manager Inmer of Piraeus, Athens, Greece.

LPG tanker Gammagas (IMO: 9005493), was in collision with cargo ship Ersoylar 1 (IMO: 8302399), in the Marmara Sea near Sivriada, south of Istanbul, 30 miles off İmralı Island late on July 4th. Gammagas was bound from Tekirdağ to Odessa, while Ersoylar 1 had just sailed from Saraylar. Gammagas was traversing to the entrance to the Bosphorus. The cause of the accident was not yet clear. Both ships suffered minor damage and were attended to by the Turkish Coastguard. Coastal Safety tugs from Bursa and Istanbul were deployed to assist. No injuries and no pollution were reported. Both the cargo ship and the tanker were towed to Küçükçekmece Demir Sahası under the control of the Istanbul Bosphorus Traffic Service. Ersoylar 1 berthed in Tuzla during the morning of July 5th.

1992-built, Mongolia-flagged, 3,703 gt Gammagas is owned and managed by Sozgas LPG Dagitim Depolama of Istanbul, Turkey.

1984-built, Turkey-flagged, 978 gt Ersoylar-1 is owned and managed by Yolden Deniz of Istanbul, Turkey.