Marine round-up : 5th February 2024

WK Webster reports that container ship Maersk Santana (IMO 9289934), experienced an engine failure in a position off the northern coast of California, USA on January 30th. The vessel was taken under tow by tugs towards Constance Bank Anchorage, Canada for inspection. As of February 4th the vessel was en route from Vancouver, Canada to Yokohama, Japan, ETA February 13th.

2005-built, Singapore-flagged, 93,511 gt Maersk Santana is owned by Moller Singapore Ap Pte Ltd of Singapore. It is managed by Maersk AS of Copenhagen, Denmark, and ISM managed by Anglo-Eastern Ship Management of Hong Kong, China. It is entered with NorthStandard on behalf of AP Moller Singapore.

Maryland Police are investigating after a fire broke out at the Anchorage Marina in Canton, Baltimore, damaging several boats and sinking at least one. Several boats were on fire when the Baltimore Fire Department (BFD) arrived on Wednesday January 31st. The worst damage was to two 17-metre vessels. There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters during the incident, but one boat sank. A recovery operation was undertaken to limit further pollution. The fire reportedly broke out on the marina’s B dock, which had new wiring, plumbing and decks installed during a rebuild in spring 2023.

WE Cox Claims Group has recruited John Ambler to WE Cox (Australasia) PTY Ltd as Claims Manager, effective February 5th. He will be based in the fully AFS Licensed Sydney office, working with recovery colleagues Niall Orr and James Stewart. He will report directly to the Board of Directors.