Marine acident round-up : 23rd August 2018

Oil products tanker Hanyu Korea (IMO 9085120) has arrived at Busan, South Korea, following its allision with cargo m/v Samjin Lucky 3 on August 15th. Repairs commenced on August 20th. Samjin Lucky 3 arrived at Busan on August 18th to undergo repairs, which were expected to completed by Aug 28. Hanyu Korea allided with Samjin Lucky 3 off Jeju island, South Korea, early on August 15th. The Hanyu Korea suffered damage to side shell plating of port cargo tank no. 3. She leaked some oil into the sea, which was successfully cleaned by the Coast Guard on the same day. The Samjin Lucky 3 sustained damage to its bow area. 1993-built, South Korea-flagged, 1,595 gt Hanyu Korea is owned and managed by Hanyu Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea.

RoRo cargo ship Oceanex Connaigra (IMO 9649718) suffered a fire in a cargo hold on the St Lawrence River near Becancour, Quebec, late on August 16th. The vessel berthed at Trois-Rivieres early the following morning, where the local fire brigade boarded the vessel to extinguish the fire. The bulk carrier continued her voyage the same day. 2013-built, Canada-flagged, 26,786 gt Oceanex Connaigra is owned and managed by Oceanex Inc of St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. It is entered with Standard Club (UK & Americas Division) on behalf of Oceanex Inc.

General cargo ship Rainbow Fairy (IMO 9517006) has been reported arrested by order of the local High Court, dated August 16th, in a financial litigation, at the outer anchorage of Chittagong port. The vessel had arrived on Chittagong Anchorage on August 8th. 2009-built, Hong Kong-flagged, 8,693 gt Rainbow Fairy is owned by Rainbow Fairy Shipping Ltd Inc care of manager Sino Far East Ship Management Co Ltd of Shandong, China. It is entered with West of England Club (Claims Contact Hong Kong) on behalf of Rainbow Fairy Shipping Ltd.

The third of the three vessels carrying soybeans to China but failing to arrive before China imposed a 25% tariff on July 6th in reaction to US tariffs, has finally unloaded its cargo in China. Bulk carrier Cemtex Pioneer (IMO 9285550) left the port of Nantong near Shanghai on August 19th with a draft at 58% of its maximum, indicating that it had unloaded its cargo, according to Eikon data.

Peak Pegasus and Star Jennifer had already unloaded their cargoes at the north-eastern port of Dalian. 2004-built, Singapore-flagged, 41,209 gt Cemtex Pioneer is owned and ISM managed by U-Ming Marine Transport-SNG of Singapore. Commercial manager is U-Ming Marine Transport Corp of Taipei, Taiwan. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Smuab) (Eastern Syndicate) on behalf of U-Ming Marine Transport (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Danish tug Baltsund (IMO 9136307) arrived at the grounding site of the general cargo ship Darwin (IMO 8407228) on August 21st. The tug had been deployed from Søby in order to refloat Darwin after approval of salvage plans had been granted. The tug successfully refloated the vessel and, after a preliminary investigation, the cargo ship headed for Kolding, where it docked later that day.  Darwin had run aground in the late afternoon of August 18th off Årø in southern Lillebælt, Denmark. The ship became stuck very close to a fish farm while it was en route from Hamburg, Germany, to Kolding, Denmark. The ship was scheduled to arrive at Kolding late on August 18th. 1984-built, Antigua & Barbuda-flagged, 1,298 gt Darwin is owned by Darwin Schiffahrts UG care of manager LoGe Shipmanagement GmbH & Co KG of Haren (Ems), Germany. It is entered with Hanseatic.

Offshore supply ship Thoran (IMO 7710549) capsized and sank in the Port of Cádiz on August 17th. It had been subject to a drug seizure last year. The Port Authority said that water ingress probably caused the sinking . A pollution control plan was activated and oil barriers were laid out to avoid fuel contamination. The cause of the sinking was being investigated; refloating would begin as soon as possible. The ship was seized in October 2017 when it was found to be transporting 3.8 tons of cocaine hidden under the floor of the galley. 1978-built, Comoros-flagged, 278 gt Thoran is owned and managed by Laguna Shipping of Rostov-na-Donu, Russia.