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Marine round-up : 21st March 2024

A sick crew member had to be evacuated from the semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir (IMO 9781425) on March 15th while the vessel more than 300 miles from Galicia, en route to Rotterdam. The patient was hoisted by a rescue helicopter and taken to Alvedro, north-western Spain. As of March 19th the vessel was underway off Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The 2019-built 220-metres by 102 metres vessel 273,000 gt vessel is Panama flagged. It is entered with NorthStandard on behalf of Hereema Marine Contractors Nederland SE. Owner is Sleipnir Shipping BV.

Video at: https://twitter.com/i/status/1768983943099957492

A 59-year old Indian crew member of cargo ship Lila Lisbon (IMO 9252498) was evacuated on March 17th when the vessel was off Paradip in Odisha, India. The patient was handed over to the shipping agent at Paradip for further medical care.

2003-built, Liberia-flagged, 88,702 gt Lila Lisbon is owned and managed by Orion Shipping & Trading of Monrovia, Liberia. ISM manager is MTM Ship management India of Mumbai, India. It is entered with West P&I (Claims Team Greece) on behalf of Orion Shipping & Trading. As of March 19th the vessel was at Dhamra Anchorage, India. (arrived March 17th).

An SAR operation was underway from March 15th for a crew member who went missing in Singapore waters from bulk carrier Utopia (IMO 9826457). The MRCC was notified of the incident early on March 15th. The MPA, Police Coast Guard and Singapore Civil Defence Force craft were deployed to search for the missing person within Singapore Port Limits. The MPA also issued navigational safety broadcasts and requests that vessels in the vicinity and in port to keep a lookout and report sightings to MRCC Singapore. The bulk carrier was anchored in Singapore’s Eastern Anchorage.

2020-built, Liberia-flagged, 36,256 gt Utopia is owned by Delsea Maritime ltd care of manager Drydel Shipping Inc of Athens, Greece. It is entered with Gard P&I on behalf of Delsea maritime Ltd. (Still listed on Equasis as also entered with NorthStandard, which is not the case. Presumably a change for the new policy year). As of March 19th the vessel was off the Vietnamese coast, heading from Kwinana, Australia (departed March 5th) to Nansha, China, ETA March 22nd.

Oil products tanker Seroja III (IMO 9662825) went adrift on March 19th after its anchor dragged, amid strong currents in the waters of Sumenep Regency, Indonesia. It then ran aground on Kangean Island. The vessel had been ballasting en route from Makasar to Gresik. The accident was first noticed by a number of Kangean Island fishermen who then reported to officers of the Republic of Indonesia Sea and Coast Guard. The Kangean Police have been coordinating with officers from the Republic of Kangean Maritime and the Coast Guard. The officers were still investigating the cause of the breakdown and the impact the accident had on the marine environment. Vessel last noted as en route from Makassar, Indonesia, to Gresik, Indonesia, ETA March 10th.

2012-built, Indonesia-flagged, 2,280 Seroja III is owned and managed by USDA Seroja Jata PT of Pekanbaru, Indonesia.