Marine accident round-up : 9th October 2019

A crew member of cargo ship Damsterdijk (IMO 9346665) died on board the ship at Ipswich during the morning of October 2nd, 2019. He suffered severe leg injuries during mooring and was taken to hospital, but he later died. The ship had arrived from Ceuta and berthed at the Cliff Quay. 2007-built, Netherlands-flagged, 2,984 gt Damsterdijk is owned by Damsterdijk 2.0 BV care of SCG Management BV of Groningen, Netherlands. It is entered with North of England on behalf of Noord Nederlandsche P&I Club (NNPC).

River cruise ship Prinzessin Isabella (MMSI 249099000) was in collision with the Blue Star I (IMO 9375159), which was en route from Piraeus to Galati on October 5th on the Danube at river mile 43, between the port of Tulcea and Ishmael in the Odessa region. Five passengers, were injured and two were taken to hospital. The cruise ship suffered severe damage in the superstructure area, where a number of cabins on the upper passenger deck were torn open and crushed. The cruise ship berthed in Tulcea and the Blue Star I moored near the town while the Romanian police launched an investigation.

2005-built, Panama-flagged. 3,254 gt Blue Star I is owned by Blue Star Marine Co Ltd care of manager Fetida Maritime Ltd of Odessa, Ukraine.

General cargo ship Nazim Bey (IMO 9396452) suffered an engine failure off Sile on October 5th while en route from Tuzla to Novorossiysk in ballast. Repairs could not be completed by the crew, so on October 6th tug Yumurtalik towed the vessel to the Tuzla shipyard, where she berthed on October 7th. 2007-built, Turkey-flagged, 2,102 gt Nazim Bey is owned and managed by Namar Denizcilik Tasimacilik of Istanbul, Turkey. It is entered with Hanseatic.

Cargo ship Nur Allya (IMO 9245237) has sunk at a water depth of 843 metres in the Halmahera Sea, according to data and evidence gathered by the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC). The National Search and Rescue Agency and NTSC analyzed the data collected via a ping locator, magnetometer and discovering parts of the vessel in different locations. Nur Allya went missing on August 20th. Its hull was located late last week. The ship had been carrying nickel ore from Weda island, North Maluku, to Morosi in Southeast Sulawesi. There were 25 crew on board at the time. 2002-built, Indonesia-flagged, 30,089 gt Nur Allya is owned and managed by Gurita Lintas Samudera PT of Jakarta, Indonesia. It is entered with Standard Club (Standard Asia Division) on behalf of PT Gurita Lintas Samudera.