Marine accident round-up : 9th June 2021

Offshore support vessel Sea Eye 4 (IMO 7214753) was seized by the Italian authorities following a port state control. The vessel had entered port on June 3rd. The vessel was accused of having transported too many people, for which it was not certified. The ship had rescued more than 400 distressed migrants and disembarked them at Palermo. The vessel remained moored in Palermo as of the morning of June 8th. 1972-built, Germany-flagged, 993 gt Sea-Eye 4 is owned by Ghalib Kurdi GmbH care of manager GRS Rohden Shipping GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with MS Amlin on behalf of Ghalib Kurdi GmbH.

Chemical/oil products tanker Elim (IMO 9232553) interrupted its voyage early on June 6th by sailing to Goa, India, and requesting immediate medical assistance for the ship’s 50-year old Korean Captain. He was suffering from severe lethargy, left hand paralysis and low blood pressure. He was medevaced by Indian CG helicopter and transferred to Vasco hospital, Goa, reportedly in a stable condition. The Tanker meanwhile, reached Mormugao, Goa, during the afternoon of June 6th. The tanker is en route from Deendayal India to Singapore. As of June 7th the vessel was reported as off Margao and underway, but with a destination of Mormugao.

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2001-built, South Korea-flagged, 9,240 gt Elim is owned by Imsco Shipping Co Ltd care of manager Able Chartering Ltd of Seoul, South Korea. ISM manager is Korea Shipmanagers Co Ltd of Busan, South Korea. It is entered with Japan Club (Tokyo Office in charge) on behalf of Imsco Shipping Co Ltd.

Shortly after its departure from Corfu on June 6th the captain of cruise ship Aidablu (IMO 9398888) requested its return to the new port after a 27-year-old crew member needed hospital treatment. After the ship had reberthed the patient was disembarked taken by ambulance to the General Hospital of Corfu.

2010-built, Italy-flagged, 71,304 gt Aidablu is owned by Costa Crociere SpA of Genoa, Italy. It is managed by Aida Cruises of Rostock, Germany, and ISM managed by Carnival Maritime GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Gard, Steamship and UK Clubs.

Japan’s Coast Guard has arrested a crew member who was in charge when the fishing boat Amur (IMO 8910665) collided with a Japanese fishing boat in the Sea of Okhotsk, killing three people on board. The 38-year-old third officer  was arrested on June 7th on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in death and of endangering passing traffic through negligence. On May 26th the Amur was heading to the port of Mombetsu when it collided with smaller fishing vessel Daihachi Hokkomaru No 8 which had been crab-fishing. The smaller boat turned over, killing three of its five crew members. Japanese authorities interviewed the officials involved and analyzed the ships’ navigation routes. The investigation found that the arrested Russian sailor had  not been keeping a proper lookout to prevent a collision. Authorities will continue investigating to find out what happened at the time of the collision.