We have been informed of the following Maritime casualties which we believe may be of urgent interest to you:
Vessel Destination: EUROPE
|“KRISTIN SCHEPERS” – IMO:9404089 – Flag: Cyprus – Type: Container Ship
On February 11, the “Kristin Schepers”, en route from Rotterdam to Leixoes with a crew of 12 on board, reported a fault with cylinder head No.6, with slight water ingress. The repairs were estimated to require 16 to 18 hours at anchor, and the vessel was unable to manoeuvre, once repairs commenced. However, no assistance was required. The vessel was heading for Falmouth for anchorage, approximately eight nautical miles southeast of St. Anthony Head, arriving there at 9 p.m. The vessel was carrying 6,457 metric tonnes of containers. Repairs were completed the same day, ETA Leixoes February 14.
“RHEIN1SL” – Callsign: LZNS – Flag: Bulgaria – Type: General Cargo Ship
On February 11, the “Rhein 1 SL” suffered an engine damage on the Danube near Osterhofen with a cargo of 2.200 tons rape. At the end of the Mühhhamer bend the master remarked that the engine capacity was reduced, and at river km 2271,00 it totally failed so that the barge had to be emergency anchored. It turned out that a repair on site was impossible. The front barge was anchored on site, and the pusher barge was taken in tow by an Ukrainian tug to the port of Deggendorf. The whole removal operation was completed in the evening. The “Rhein 1 SL” was taken from Deggendorf to Straubing, where she was berthed.
Vessel Destination: ASIA
|“GOLDEN SEA” – IMO:8800298 – Flag: Tanzania – Type: Tanker
On February 12, the “Golden Sea” suffered engine failure in the Bosphorus near Maiden’s Tower (Kiz Kulesi), while transiting the strait in southern direction. Coastal Safety tugs attended the scene in order to protect both vessel and strait traffic. Subsequently, the vessel was secured by tugs and towed from the place of incident to the Istanbul tanker anchorage area. During the towage operation, incident scene and towage tracks were declared a restricted zone for all types of marine traffic. The vessel’s departure permission has been cancelled by strait authority until completion of permanent repairs at Istanbul anchorage. Vessel has to pay salvage expenses to Coastal Safety account and a fine prior to departure. The tanker was en route from Turkish Black sea to Tripoli
Vessel Destination: UNKNOWN
|“MARCOS DIAS” – IMO:9070565 – Flag: Brazil – Type: Bulk Carrier
On February 5, the “Marcos Dias” remained berthed at warehouse 22 in Santos where she had berthed for discharging of 43,100 metric tons of salt in bulk. The oberserved leak of oil was found to have been caused by a valve failure. Around 80 litres had leaked. The operations of collecting and removing of the oil were completed in the afternoon of Feb 8. The discharge operation re-started at 7 p.m.
“NK KHALEDA” – IMO:9044243 – Flag: Togo – Type: General Cargo Ship
On February 5, NK Khaleda with 16 people on board, experienced main engine trouble and was adrift. UTC. The crew were unable to contact their company and they asked the Netherlands Coast Guard to inform the company, which they did. The cause of incident is unknown.