We have been informed of the following Maritime casualties which we believe may be of urgent interest to you:

Vessel Destination: EUROPE

“LILY-B” – IMO:9066069 – Flag: Germany – Type: General Cargo Ship

On March 31, the “Lily- B”, en route from Port Penrhyn to Rotterdam with a crew of six on board, suffered a fouled propeller by the chain of a fairway buoy off Holyhead. The vessel had on board 2120 tonnes of slate and 24.8 metric tonnes of marine gasoil. The tug “Afon Alaw” of the Holyhead towing company was sent to assist to tow the vessel to Rotterdam on April 1.

“EDENBORG” – IMO:9463449 – Flag: Netherlands – Type: General Cargo Ship

On April 1, the “Edenborg”, while enroute from Unye to Moerdijk, experienced technical failure at the northern entrance of Istanbul Strait. The vessel dropped anchor at Turkeli anchorage. The strait passage permission was temporarily cancelled by the the Strait authority, until completion of permanent repairs. On April 3 the ship berthed in Istanbul and sailed again at 6.30 a.m., ETA Moerdijk as of April 14.

Vessel Destination: AFRICA

“STRAUSS” – IMO:9306471 – Flag: Cyprus – Type: Container Ship

On April 1, the “Strauss” got an allision damage suffered at the starboard side stern above the waterline repaired at the Dique de Abrigo Ingeniero in Algeciras. The ship, enroute from Antwerp to Tanger, intitial ETA April 2, entered port on March 30, left the jetty on April and berthed at the Eurogate Terminal Tanger-Med one day late on April 3.

Vessel Destination: UNKNOWN

“HERMANN BURMESTER” – ENI:08043013 – Flag: Luxembourg – Type: Tanker

On April 2, the “Montanara“, was in collision with the tank barge “Hermann Burmeister“, on the Waal at Gendt The coal loaded “Montanara“ had suffered an electrical blackout which disabled the vessel. It drifted river downstream with the current until it hit the “Hermann Burmester“, which had sailed from Asterdam on April 1 and suffered a leak in the foreship with ensuing water ingress. The fire brigade of Millingen and Rijkswaterstaat attended the ship, and the water ingress could be brought under control with additional dewatering pumps. Escorted by a fire boat and a patrol boat of Rijkswaterstaat the tank barge was taken to the emergency port in Lobith. A mechanic meanwhile repaired the power supply aboard the “Montanara“ which berthed in Rotterdam.