Marine round-up : 20th July 2023

CNA Hardy’s head of marine Stephen Barr has resigned to take up a role in the marine team at Sompo International, reports Insurance Insider. Barr has headed the marine team at CNA Hardy since 2019. He previously managed the liability and logistics division

Box ship Xin Yuan Long 6 (MMSI 413292130) was reported to have collided with a sand carrier during the morning of July 17th , shortly after leaving Ningbo, China. The sand carrier (name not currently known) apparently sank, while the Xin Yuan Long 6 suffered a hull breach or breaches. It soon developed a heavy portside list and capsized, with at least 40 containers falling into water. A salvage operation was under way, with several SAR ships and tugs deployed. The crew of the Xin Yuan Long 6 was evacuated. While the ship was partially submerged, it was understood to still be afloat. The Xin Yuan Long 6 had been en route from Ningbo to Guishan, China, with an ETA of July 21st.

Bulk carrier Panagia Kanala (IMO 9553232) was reported as having been arrested at Mongla Port (MPA) in Bangladesh following the issuance of an arrest order by the local High Court on July 14th. The vessel had 31,000 tonnes of coal on board, destined for a local power plant. It was arrested after China’s CCX Shipping Co lodged a claim for compensation against the vessel’s owners. The vessel arrived at Harbaria-11 on July 13th and shifted to Harbaria-3 the next day.

2012-built, Liberia-flagged, 32,987 gt Panagia Kanala is owned by Eridanus Shipping SA care of manager Holger Navigation Corp of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Swedish Club (Equasis lists American Club, which is not correct) on behalf of Eridanus Shipping SA. As of July 17th the vessel was still at Mongla Anchorage, Bangladesh.

Chemical/oil products tanker Midvolga-2 (IMO 9735139) suffered an engine failure off Cape Türkeli during the afternoon of July 14th. Tug Kurtarma 7 was deployed to assist and pulled the ship to the Türkeli anchorage, where repairs were undertaken by the crew.

2014-built, Russia-flagged, 4,979 gt Midvolga-2 is owned and managed by Middle Volga Shipping Co of Moscow, Russia. As of July 17th the vessel was at Bosphorus N Anchorage, Turkey.