Marine accident round-up : 9th October 2018

General cargo ship Volgo-Don 211 (IMO 8959180) ran aground off the fairway near the port of Azov on the River Don on October 6th. Tugs Ledostav, Kormilets and OT-1504 were sent to assist. As of the afternoon of October 8th she was still be aground. 1977-built, Russia-flagged, 4,963 gt Volgo-Don 211 is owned and managed by Don River Shipping JSC of Rostov-na-Donu, Russia.

General cargo ship Hendrik-S (IMO 9195391) ran into the embankment of the Kiel Canal at Königsförde during the evening of October 5th. She managed to refloat without assistance and continued her voyage to Brunsbüttel where she berthed later the same evening, sailing again early on October 6th. 2001-built, Netherlands-flagged, 2,311 gt Hendrik-S is owned by Hendrik-S BV care of manager Rederij H Steenstra BV of Genemuiden, Netherlands. It is managed by Steenstra H of Genemuiden, Netherlands. It is entered with Standard Club (London Class) on behalf of Noord Nederlandsche P & I Club.

Container ship Solong (IMO 9322554) suffered engine damage and remained berthed at the Lehmann Quay in Lübeck. The ship had arrived in port on September 29th. She has been replaced on her freight service between Finland, Russia and Germany by Dutch container m/v Vanquish (IMO 9116199). 2005-built, Portugal-flagged, 7,852 gt Solong is owned by Solong Schiffahrtsgesellschaft care of manager Peter Doehle Schiffahrts-KG of Hamburg, Germany. ISM manager is Kopping Reederei GmbH & co KG. It is entered with Skuld (Skuld Hamburg business unit) on behalf of Ernst Russ Maritime Management.

Passenger/cargo RoRo Sabuk Nusantara 39 (IMO 9712802) which had been docked outside Wani because the state-owned company that owned her was planning to deliver her to a new owner, remained aground on October 8th, more than a week after a tsunami dumped her in the village of Wani. The captain and 20 crew members remain on board, awaiting  an assessment team to arrive and decide if the ship can be recovered. It was reported that at least 10 other vessels had twisted and collided as a rapidly retreating tide sucked Sabuk Nusantara 39 away from the pier. The tide retreated about seven metres. The ship had a “smooth” landing on Wani beach and appeared completely undamaged, However, she was resting about 50 metres from her original position at the dock. 2014-built, Indonesia-flagged, 1,202 gt Sabuk Nusantara 39 is owned and managed by the Indonesian government Min Sea Comms.

General cargo ship Berlian Indahr (IMO 7927166) suffered engine damage in the Makassar Strait on October 1st. The vessel had been en route to Palu with humanitarian aid for the victims of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The vessel was found about one mile from the Port of Wani on October 5th. 1980-built, Indonesia-flagged, 2,864 gt Berlian Indah is owned and managed by Nagah Berlian Perusahaan of Jakarta, Indonesia.